GYM COACH CHARGED WITH SEX CRIMES IN WILL COUNTY FACING LOSS OF CITIZENSHIP FOR WITHHOLDING EARLIER ALLEGATIONS OF ABUSE FROM IMMIGRATION OFFICIALS
December 9, 2019
The U.S. Department of Justice is suing a former Channahon gymnastics coach and Olympian accused of years of abuse of his students and is asking a federal judge to revoke his citizenship.
Jose Vilchis, 69, who became a naturalized citizen in 1997, is in the Will County Adult Detention Facility awaiting trial on charges that he sexually assaulted and abused a girl he trained at the I&M Gymnastics Academy in Channahon in late 2012 or 2013.
The DOJ lawsuit, filed Monday, alleges that Vilchis, who is from Mexico,