Tennis Coach Casey Connaway Arrested on Sex Abuse Charges
43-year-old tennis coach Casey Connaway was arrested on Monday, January 6 for allegedly sexually abusing a girl who took lessons from him over a period of several years.
The Sonoma Sheriff’s Office began investigating Connaway in October 2019 after a woman contacted them to report that he had sexually abused her for years when she was a minor. She also told the authorities that she was concerned there could be other victims.
The woman said she was 15 years old when she started taking lessons from Connaway at Ragle Ranch Regional Park in Sebastopol. She told officials that he started an “unsolicited emotional relationship” with her and convinced her to have sex with them. This abuse continued for two years.
During their investigation, detectives found that two other minors had complained about inappropriate statements made by Connaway during a 2017 tennis camp. Deputies responded to this complaint but did not file charges because they determined that no crime had taken place.
The sheriff’s office is currently investigating to determine if there have been other victims. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact their office.
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Legal Options For Youth Sports Sex Abuse Victims and Their Families
Sex abuse victims and their families have legal rights and may have options for finding justice in both criminal and civil courts. Attorney Brian Kent of AbuseGuardian.com is a former sex crimes prosecutor who now represents victims in civil lawsuits against sexual predators and negligent third parties. Here are some of his thoughts on the legal rights of youth sports sex abuse victims and their families:
Sadly, sexual predators are often people in positions of trust who regularly work with children. Our sex abuse victims lawyers have seen numerous cases of youth sports coaches sexually abusing children they’ve coached. When this happens, it’s important that the victim and their family are aware of their legal options.
In some cases, these victims may have grounds for a lawsuit against their coach. Youth sports organizations can also be held liable in lawsuits if they were negligent in a way that allowed the abuse to happen – such as hiring a coach without running a background check.
If you or your child is a survivor of sexual abuse by a youth sports coach, our lawyers want to help your family find answers, support, and justice. You can learn more in a free consultation.
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