Athletic trainer accused of sex with high school student

by: Alan Cavanna Updated:

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. —

Police say sex between an athletic trainer and a high school student went on all summer.

Melinda Ilg is on administrative leave from Carolinas Medical Center after the arrest. Police said the 29-year-old was a trainer assigned to the Vance High School football team.

They said that's where she met the 17-year-old player and carried on a relationship from June until August.

"This is high school," student Tatyana Jones said. "We're students. She's like 20, 30 years old trying to have a relationship with a young person?"

Eyewitness News went to Ilg's home, but no one was there.

She's due in court later this month.