A volunteer basketball coach at the Chester County Youth Center was arrested in July for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl, C.Hester County District Attorney Deborah Ryan announced Friday.

Ameer Sutton-Best, 31, of: parkesburg, also requested sex of several other underage girls and had child pornography. He was charged rape, child sexual abuse, corruption of minors and related crimes.

“Amir Sutton-Best is a child predator who preyed on teenage girls knowing their age and breaching his position of trust,” Ryan said. Fortunately, these victims had the fortitude to report his reprehensible behavior.”

Sutton-Best volunteered Parkesburg Point Youth Center, but was not officially a staff member, The Inquirer reports. Because of his experience with basketball, he often helped with training at the center.

on August 10 Parkesburg Police contacted the youth center Sutton-Best after he was reported to have molested a 13-year-old girl, court documents state. The interview with the girl revealed Sutton-Best texted her, picked her up and drove to an unspecified location the place where he forced her into the back seat of his car and raped her.

After the incident, Sutton-Best drove the girl back to his house and dropped her off. He later contacted the girl’s mother and asked how he could make the incident “go away,” according to court documents.

Another victim informed the police about it Sutton-Best had sent her sexually suggestive pictures via Snapchat messages. Two more victims came, a 13-year-old and a 14-year-old boy, who said that. Sutton-Best also sent them inappropriate messages and asked one if she was with older men.

Sutton-Best is being held in the Chester County Jail on $1 million bail. A preliminary court hearing is scheduled for September 22

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call Chester County detectives at 610-344-5576.

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