By Brad Spencer
Concordia University-Chicago announced recently that it has concluded its investigation of former head baseball coach Spiro Lempesis, who was fired by the school in September of 2010 after an internal review revealed that he had engaged in physical and other sexual misconduct that did not involve minors.
Two years after being let go at Concordia-Chicago, Lempesis was arrested but never charged with a crime in the fall of 2012 for allegedly engaging in sexual misconduct with a high school aged minor in Elmhurst that he told police he may have met at a baseball camp at Concordia. Upon learning of the arrest, the university hired former Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick Collins to conduct an independent investigation of the former coach.
On Feb. 4, University President John F. Johnson stated in a letter to students, faculty, staff and the community that the results of the investigation "did not identify any minors involved in the suspected sexual misconduct with the former head baseball coach during his time at Concordia-Chicago."
Johnson went on to state in the letter, "Although Mr. Collins' investigation is now complete, we will continue to cooperate with law enforcement authorities should additional information be revealed or other witnesses come forward."
Lempesis served as Concordia's baseball coach for 10 years, from 2000-2010.