VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN) — Two youth coaches were recently arrested after agreeing to meet with a 14-year-old girl who turned out to be an undercover detective.
Jeffrey Graham, 51, and Sean Dotson, 49, communicated with detectives posing as an underage girl through Craigslist’s casual encounters section.
Graham, who previously worked as a softball coach at Rex Putnam High School, reportedly responded to the ad by sending a nude photo. He added that he would masturbate in front of the girl, according to court documents.
“You just shake your head and go ‘oh my goodness,'” Joe Krumm with North Clackamas School District said. “We notified him that he can have no contact with kids, cannot be on our campus.”
Dotson, the second coach in trouble, worked as a coach for Banks Youth Soccer Association just last year.
He reportedly sent messages asking if the girl watched porn. He also said he blindfolded and tied girls’ hands to a bed post, according to court documents.
Dotson reportedly had a condom in his pocket when he was arrested.
Following his arrest, the soccer league said:
“Sean Dotson has not been affiliated with Banks Youth Soccer Association (BYSA) in any capacity since Spring 2015 when he last coached his daughter’s U14 girls team. Mr. Dotson has also never been elected to the board at BYSA.”
Both Graham and Dotson are charged with communicating with a minor for immoral purposes. Dotson is also charged with attempted rape.
A letter was sent home to Rex Putnam High School parents urging students to report anything that may have happened with Graham in the past.