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Compton Basketball Coach Found Guilty of Misdemeanor Child Molestation

Compton Basketball Coach Found Guilty of Misdemeanor Child Molestation

Russell Otis, a 46 year old boys' basketball coach and athletic director at Dominguez High School in Compton, California has been found guilty at trial of misdemeanor child molestation. He originally had been charged with one felony count of meeting a minor for lewd purpose and a misdemeanor count of child molestation. Both charges reportedly involve the alleged use of text messages of a sexual nature to a 16 year old boy. Otis was previously charged and acquitted in 2001 on similar charges of child molestation, sodomy and oral copulation with a minor.

Otis was also charged with four more felony counts of embezzlement, forgery and grand theft. The other charges alleged that Otis misappropriated a $15,000 check from Nike to the Compton Unified School District, depositing the money into his personal bank account in November 2007.

At trial, a jury found him not guilty on the felony theft and forgery charges, however, he was found guilty of misdemeanor child molestation.

If you or someone you know is facing sex crime charges, your reputation and liberty are on the line. It is essential to hire an aggressive defense attorney who will fight for your rights. Los Angeles sex crimes defense lawyer Robert M. Bernstein has the experience and skills to defend these serious criminal charges. Call today for a free consultation.

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