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September 14, 2018: Youth Basketball Coach Charged With Sexually Assaulting Teens

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A youth basketball coach is expected to be arraigned today on charges that he sexually assaulted eight 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) was charged in case BA471268 with eight counts of sexual battery, four counts of lewd act upon a child and one count of attempted lewd act upon a child. The case was filed for warrant on Sept. 12.

He is scheduled to be arraigned today in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

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

Haggerty worked at two schools in the Santa Clarita Valley as a basketball coach as well as working as a personal basketball trainer. Over the course of nearly a decade, Haggerty is accused of sexually assaulting eight victims who ranged in age between 14 and 17 years old.

If convicted as charged, Haggerty faces up to 14 years in state prison.

The case remains under investigation by the Special Victims Bureau of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.