Penal Foul: High school soccer coach arrested for allegedly showing teens nude photo of himself

LOUISVILLE, KY – A high school soccer coach has been arrested after police allege he showed two teenage girls a full frontal picture of his nude body. The coach was charged with four counts of distribution of obscene matter to minors.

The parents of the two young girls left their parents enraged when they learned the first-year coach allegedly showed their daughters a naked photo of himself.

Officers from the Mt. Washington Police Department began investigating the case after it was reported that the coach, identified as 45-year-old Brian Davis, had given his personal cellphone to two young girls, one aged 14 and the other aged 15, while at a soccer camp. While Davis allegedly did this so the two girls could take photos of a soccer camp they were attending in June, officers allege his actual intent was for the girls to see a photo of him naked, which was pulled up on the phone.

According to court documents obtained by WLKY news, detectives allege the naked photograph of the soccer coach had been selected for viewing prior to his handing it to the girls. “Suspect told victims to go take more photos of the event and when she picked up the phone there was a nude photo of Mr. Davis pulled up,” the documents said.

Mt. Washington Police Sergeant Evan Brown told WLKY news that Davis’ actions were not only intentional but was also what he described as “grooming behavior,” which he said was when an adult gains the trust of children and/or their families so that they can use the children for sexual gratification.

Sgt. Brown said, “[T]he concern is that this behavior would eventually escalate into physical behavior where these girls are being physically violated.” He noted that he does not believe the girls seeing Davis’ naked photograph was in any way an accident, stating, “You know, it’s the intentionality of this that I think makes it even more egregious.”

When officials with the Bullitt County Public School District became aware of the complaint, they immediately suspended Davis pending the outcome of the investigation. However, Davis did not wait for the investigation to be completed and resigned from his post as the boys’ soccer coach on July 25th.

Davis was arrested and charged with four counts of distribution of obscene matter to minors on August 2nd. Davis was released the same day after posting a bond of $2,500.

Sgt. Brown talked about speaking with the juvenile victims in this case. “It’s very sensitive and you want to be sensitive to the feelings of these victims because they did experience trauma in this incident," he said. "You also want to encourage them because what they’re doing is very brave to come forward when someone violated them. Their trust was violated and their parents’ trust was violated. You send your children to soccer camp and this happens. That is unacceptable.”

Parents are urged to speak to their children regarding these types of incidents in hopes of ensuring they speak out should they find themselves in a similar situation.
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