Youth soccer coach sentenced to 60 months for sex crimes involving player

Scotty Michael West
Scotty Michael West

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

A former Ohio Fusion soccer coach was sentenced Wednesday to 60 months in prison for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy who played for the soccer club.

Scotty Michael West, 35, of Washington Twp., pleaded guilty July 26 in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court to two counts of sexual battery and one count each of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles and illegal use of a minor in a nudity-oriented material or performance.

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The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office opened an investigation in January 2020 after the teen’s mother reported text messages on her son’s cellphone.

“Deputies spoke with a male juvenile who advised that his soccer club coach, Scotty West, had sexually assaulted him,” court records stated.

The incident was said to have happened in the fall of 2019 during a sleepover at West’s condominium in Washington Twp.

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West was indicted in February 2020.

He was booked late Wednesday afternoon into the Montgomery County Jail, awaiting transport to state prison.

West also was designated a Tier III sexual offender, which means that after his release from prison he must register with his local sheriff’s office every 90 days for life.