Since December, David Harvey has been on the court, volunteering as a basketball coach for the Richmond Youth Sports League’s Timberwolves. Assisting his brother-in-law, who is the head coach of the team of boys ranging from 12-14 years old, Harvey showed the children a thing or two about the game, helped during practices and cheered them on as they scored for the team.
No one knew Harvey, 34, was a non-compliant sex offender.
No one knew he had served a prison term for attempted murder.
It wasn’t until a 14-year-old team member came home with a bruise after a night of ball practice that the child’s parents started asking questions.
“He choked him,” alleged Roy Peters, the juvenile’s father. “It happened in basketball practice at Mayfield Elementary. Something happened, he didn’t do something right and (the juvenile) threw the ball to him (Harvey). I guess the guy took it like he was throwing it at him and he grabbed him and choked him.”
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Convicted sex offender, attempted murderer
Youth coach charged in player assault