HS BBall Ref In Trouble for Allegdely Grabbing 14-Year-Old Girl’s Butt
A classic case of he said/she said.
There is supposedly video of the incident, but hasn’t been made public.
According to the police charging affidavit, the referee “placed his right hand on the victim’s buttocks in a cupping motion and immediately removed his hand.”
The victim’s mother, who was shooting video of the game from the stands, captured footage of that touching incident, according to investigators.
The girl also told her mother the referee rubbed the side of his hand against her chest. The girl’s mother did not capture video of that incident, so investigators have asked school officials to provide another video of the game.
Michael Lambert, the referee’s attorney, told Local 6 his client absolutely denies the allegations. The referee has a “pristine history” and wants to clear his name, said Lambert. The attorney said his client continues to work as a school referee while the state attorney reviews the case.