Coach Accused Of Kidnapping, Abusing Teen
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.
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