An interim girls’ high school basketball coach was arrested Tuesday in Pembrook Pines, Fla., after being accused of having sex with a young girl.
Marquita Adley was charged with three counts of sexual battery by a custodian on a victim under 18 years of age, officials said.
Adley, 25, coaches both a travel team and at West Broward High School. The alleged victim was a member of her travel team, and it is not known if she attends the school, reported the Sun-Sentinal.
Jim Darr, the school’s athletic director, told the newspaper that he was shocked and sorry to hear of the allegations. He added, “As a coach, she did a good job with the kids, she worked them hard, taught [them] as she should as a coach [and] she was developing the players that she had.”
Adley played basketball for five years at nearby Florida International University after starring as a three-time all-state player at a local high school.
There is a $5,000 bond for each count, according to FIU student media. The trial is still pending.