Shoot 360 Indianapolis, where a trainer is accused of sexual abuse.
Basketball Trainer Facing 15 Counts Related to Alleged Child Sexual Abuse
Indianapolis Police have arrested a basketball trainer for allegedly inappropriately touching several young girls at Shoot 360, the basketball facility where he worked.
The investigation began in June 2018 when two alleged victims contacted police about inappropriate behavior by 41-year-old Shon Bolden. One victim said that Bolden often fondled her and pushed himself against her when she was training at 360 and under 18 years of age. A 26-year-old woman told police that Bolden when she was around 13 years old, Bolden would frequently fondle her, touch her buttocks, and rub her throat.
Another trainer from Shoot 360 told authorities that when he began working at the facility in April, he noticed that Bolden would often touch girls when instructing them, but not boys. The trainer also gave multiple examples of inappropriate behavior from Bolden towards some of the girls training at the gym.
According to court documents, these incidents date back as far as 2008. Bolden is suspected of abusing as many as 20 girls. In many incidents, he would touch victims and apply pressure to their throats.
Bolden faces a total of 15 charges, including:
- Sexual misconduct with a minor
- Child seduction
26 no-contact orders were issued in this case. No trial date has been set.