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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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Basketball Coach Arrested for Sexually Abusing a 16-year-old Girl NR15217rh

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Sexually Exploited Child Unit (SECU), Juvenile Division have identified and arrested the suspect who sexually abused a 16-year-old female. Detectives believe there may be other unreported sexual abuse victims and are asking for the public's assistance in locating additional victims.

The victim received one on one training sessions from the suspect, who is a basketball coach for the Pacific Elite Basketball Club and a personal trainer, in the Los Angeles area. On June 12, 2015, the victim disclosed that the suspect, later identified as 46-year-old Herman Nash had sexually abused her on several occasions.

There were three sexual abuse incidents. One incident took place on November 20, 2014, another on December 2014, and the third, in the beginning of 2015. Each of the incidents took place at various locations.

On June 18, 2015, Herman Nash was arrested. His bail is set at $460,000.00. The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office has filed 9 felony counts.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Los Angeles Police Department Sexually Exploited Child Unit, Juvenile Division detectives at (213) 486-0580. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to www.LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


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