Youth basketball coach charged with sexual solicitation of a minor


A youth basketball coach in Maryland was arrested for arranging to pay for sex with a minor, police said.

The 44-year-old, who is an Amateur Athletic Association youth boys basketball coach, had posted an ad on Craigslist under the name “Oscar” and was looking for “a local young lady,” police said. An undercover female officer posed as a 15-year-old and responded to the ad.

According to police, the officer told the man that she was underage and while he was "concerned about her age," he continued communicating with her and arranged to meet in person. He wanted to regularly have sex with her and offered to pay $100 for each encounter. 

A meeting was arranged and he was arrested when he arrived for the scheduled meeting.

He has been charged with sexual solicitation of a minor and was released on a $10,000 bond.

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