Local gymnastics coach arrested, accused of molesting girl

October 16th, 2009 by

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) – A South Florida gymnastics coach is behind bars Thursday accused of lewd and lascivious molestation on a child.

Authorities arrested Raymond Adam, 38, who taught gymnastics at Bieger Gymnastics located at 3000 SW 15 St. in Deerfield Beach.

According to Police, a 10-year-old girl told her mother that Adam touched her inappropriately several times throughout September while he was coaching her. Adam is accused of rubbing his fingers against the victim’s nipples and talking to her about kissing boys. He also allegedly gave her massage on her back, blew on her neck twice and intentionally touched her pubic area during training.

Authorities said Adam coached at several other gyms in Palm Beach and Broward Counties, and they think he might have more victims out there. “I don’t believe it’s an isolated incident. I believe there is probably other victims, and we’re hoping that through this investigation that other victims, if there are any, do come forward because we are here to help you guys, and we don’t want this to happen to any other children,” said Broward Sheriff’s Office Detective Julie Bower.

Adam is charged with lewd and lascivious molestation and lewd and lascivious conduct. A judge ordered him held without bond.

Police said Adam has been charged with similar situations in several states, including Missouri and Illinois, but the charges were either dropped or reduced, as the victims did not want to testify in a trial situation. Because these charges were dropped and/or reduced, his history did not raise alarms to future employers.

If you believe you have been a victim of this man, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.

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