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May 29, 2019: Former Youth Basketball Coach Pleads to Sexually Assaulting Teens

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An ex-youth basketball coach pleaded no contest today to sexually assaulting teenage boys who either played on his teams or were trained by him, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Jeremy Andre Haggerty (dob 7/17/84) entered his plea to six counts of lewd act upon a child and three counts of sexual battery, all felonies. He is expected to be sentenced to nine years in state prison on July 3.

Deputy District Attorney Paul Thompson of the Sex Crimes Division prosecuted the case.

Haggerty worked as a basketball coach at several schools, including two in the Santa Clarita Valley, as well as a personal basketball trainer. Over the course of nearly a decade, Haggerty sexually assaulted nine teenage boys.

Case BA471268 was investigated by the Special Victims Bureau of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.