CALIF. HS COACH TAKEN IN FOR TYING UP GIRLS AT HOME: A California high school coach has been banned from campus after allegations of tying up girls in his home:
The DAILY BREEZE reports that 51-year-old Torrance West coach Michael Anthony Smith was arrested on suspicions of false imprisonment, annoying children, and sexual battery.During separate occasions in the past year and a half, Smith allegedly tied up four girls between the ages of 13 to 17, “putting tape over their mouths, taping up their hands and feet, and handcuffing them.”
So far, police haven’t found any evidence of sexual activity between Smith and the girls. Authorities are also trying to determine if the girls were forced or had consented to take part in the tie-ups.
Smith had worked at the school for nine years, serving as a ‘walk-on’ coach for the boys’ football, basketball and baseball teams. Now he looks to be serving jail time.