Bellevue cheer coach arrested

Bellevue police arrested a 50-year-old Issaquah man on child molestation charges Tuesday afternoon after two victims came forward alleging inappropriate behavior. The suspect is the owner and coach at Action Athletics in the 13400 Block of SE 30th St.

The victims accuse the coach of inappropriate touching and taking them on private outings. The victims came forward Monday evening, July 25th with their allegations. The Bellevue police special assault unit detectives immediately began an investigation. Following lengthy interviews and evidence gathering, detectives arrested the owner/coach Tuesday evening. He was booked into jail on investigation of Child Molestation 3. The investigation is ongoing, and more charges are expected.

Investigators believe there are potentially other victims as the suspect is a long-term owner of this business.  If you believe you were victimized or know anything about the case, you are encouraged to contact Bellevue police at or on the Bellevue police tip line at 425-452-7853.

The suspect was booked into jail after 3:00 am Wednesday morning and according to the King County Prosecutor’s Office, will have his first appearance on Thursday.

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