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Youth Soccer Coordinator Arrested on Molestation Charges

Bradenton Police are asking parents to come forward if they believe one of their children may have been a victim.

The Bradenton Police department arrested a 23-year old man who worked with a youth soccer league on charges of lewd and lascivious molestation involving a 6-year-old boy.

Aaron M. Brooks, who was arrested today, told Bradenton police that he was was possessed by demons when he molested the child and that molesting the boy made him feel “good,” and satisfied, according to a Bradenton police report.

Bradenton police detectives, who began their investigation over the weekend, are asking that parents come forward if they believe Brooks may have had contact with their child. Brooks is employed by “I 9 Sports” as the Youth Soccer Coordinator in Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch, and had access to more than 600 children.

Brooks was charged with one count of lewd or lascivious molestation on a child less than 12 years old, a felony offense that can lead to a life sentence. The incident occurred in the 1400 block of 16th St. West, according to the police report.

When Detective Leonel Marines first approached him, Brooks denied touching the victim’s genitals. But Brooks later met with the victim’s mother and admitted that he touched the victim once for approximately thirty seconds, according to the police report.

The City of Bradenton Police Department is asking any parent or caregiver who believes that their child may have been victimized to immediately contact Detective Leonel Marines at (941) 932–9327.  

redhededkewty July 26, 2012 at 08:46 AM
That demon excuse will get him off the hook for sure.
Aaron N Deanna July 26, 2012 at 10:37 PM
I used to coach basketball at the Y and he was a coach there. If convicted he should get life. This is just sick. Makes me think the Y needs to start doing background checks on their help. This is the 2nd person from the Y that has been charged with child molestation. They say they do background checks but I can assure you I coached there for 3 years and never did any paperwork on me.
Bradenton_Born July 28, 2012 at 03:20 PM
Why would Dan Yonko at the Y south branch fail to run background checks. Really dangerous for our children.
CJRP8 August 24, 2012 at 04:01 PM
Parents just because someone is a coach or figure of authority, doesn't mean your child should be left alone with them. Parents should band together and any individual that is over children Checked out or not should be watched by at least one parent at all times. Take shifts, be aware.

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