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Soccer Coach’s Arrest for Alleged Teen Sex Abuse Reveals Need for Vigilance

August 31st, 2016   No Comments   Abuse, Advocacy

When a Plantation soccer coach was arrested this month on multiple charges of sexual battery on a minor, the case revealed again how parents must be alert to the sexual abuse even “trusted” adults can perpetrate on young victims.

The victim was in her teens when the alleged sex occurred several times between 2003 and 2007. The accused abuser, Juan W. Ramos, 43, has been over the past decade a school employee and soccer coach at American Heritage and other schools.

Though this reportedly is the first allegation of sexual abuse against him, prosecutors say Ramos gave a taped confession. He was denied bail.

Child sex abuse attorneys and others who fight for the rights of abused and neglected children recommend parents exercise vigilance in the face of potential threats to their children – even from “trusted” adults.

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