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Softball Coach Arrested Again For Sexually Abusing Girl In Church Youth Group

Hoover, AL – A former travel softball coach and church youth group leader in Alabama was arrested on Friday for a second time this year on charges she sexually abused a minor while she was coaching kids.

Hoover Police Captain Keith Czeskleba said a woman contacted police in February and said she had been sexually abused by her travel coach when she was a juvenile, AL.com reported.

Capt. Czeskleba said the victim alleged that 30-year-old Meagan Billingsley Deese had subjected her to unwanted sexual contact multiple times over a period of two to three years.

The victim told police the sexual abuse ended in 2016, AL.com reported.

Deese was arrested and charged with first-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse, and enticing a child to enter a vehicle or house for an immoral purpose.

She was released on a $90,000 bond, WBMA reported.

Hoover police said the agency was contacted by a second victim after the initial charges against the coach became public, AL.com reported.

The second victim told the Hoover Police Special Victims Unit that Deese sexually abused her when she was a leader in her church youth group.

She told police that Deese sexually abused her multiple times from 2018 to 2019, AL.com reported.

Hoover police turned its investigation of the second round of allegations over to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.

The prosecutor issued new warrants for Deese last week, according to AL.com.

Deese was arrested on Friday and charged with first-degree sexual abuse and attempted first-degree sodomy.

She was booked into the Jefferson County Jail on Friday evening and released early Saturday morning on a $45,000 bond, AL.com reported.

Capt. Czeskleba said special victims detectives were continuing to investigate Deese and asked that any other victims come forward.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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