A 57-year-old former basketball assistant coach, who was awaiting sentencing after being found guilty recently of lewd and lascivious conduct involving a child in 2016, was arrested again on similar charges involving a child under the age of 14.
The 2016 incident allegedly occurred at a team event and involved the inappropriate touching of a 10-year-old girl, a young friend of one of his family members.
Investigators believe there may be additional victims and are encouraging anyone with information to call the Sheriff's Department. Cassie Dickman "North Highlands coach arrested for child sexual assault while awaiting sentencing" www.sacbee.com (Jan. 07, 2019).
Commentary and Checklist
The offender in the story is accused of sexually abusing a girl at a team event. Although most abuse is at the home of the victim or the offender, some offenders will offend whenever an opportunity arises.
How can safe adults help protect minors who participate in youth sporting and other group events away from work and home? Focus on boundary violations by adults as in the following examples: