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Coach Accused Of Kidnapping, Abusing Teen

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File photo of a jail cell. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of a jail cell. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)


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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say they arrested a Portland basketball coach after a caller told them a teenager was yelling “Help me” in his apartment.

The coach is accused of kidnapping, assault and using a child in sexually explicit conduct, among other charges. Police say the victim was one of his players.

Police identified the suspect as 54-year-old Leslie Jerome Lewis, a coach in the local “Above the Rim Basketball League.”

Police say they were called to the apartment on Sunday evening.

Officers say the 13-year-old boy was safely removed from the apartment.

Officers say they’re concerned there may be other victims.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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