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More Victims Come Forward



    More Victims Come Forward
    Leon Watson, 24, is charged with raping two boys he met as a part-time football coach.

    More people have come forward with accusations that a former football coach sexually assaulted them bringing the total number of victims to six.

    An intellectually disabled adult male and three boys who played football for 24-year-old Leon Watson's neighborhood team are the latest victims to accuse the part-time coach of sexual assault, according to the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office.

    Prosecutors brought additional charges including rape, false imprisonment and unlawful restraint against Watson. 

    The three boys told investigators the assaults took place in their former coach's house, where they frequently slept over. 

    More Charges For Football Coach

    [PHI] More Charges For Football Coach
    Leon Watson is charged with sexually assaulting more children on his football team.
    (Published Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013)

    Authorities arrested Watson of the 2400 block of West Diamond Street in November for the alleged sexual assault of two brothers, aged 8 and 9 years old. 

    The suspect also coached the brothers, according to reports.

    Officials say Watson was a part-time coach for the Rhawnhurst Raiders football team and also formed his own neighborhood football team called the "Little Vicks." 

    Prosecutors are encouraging parents involved with the Rhawnhurst Raiders and "Little Vicks" football teams to talk to their children about Watson as he may have more victims.