Ex-volunteer coach in Federal Way charged with child molestation

An ex-volunteer basketball coach at Federal Way High School alleged to have had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old female player she coached, was charged on Wednesday.

Brianna Strong, 23, was charged with one count of third-degree child molestation, along with one charge of communication with a minor for immoral purposes.

Strong was arrested on June 6 after admitting to a sexual relationship with the student.

Cathy Schrock with Federal Way police said a friend of the victim originally reported that the coach was sexually involved with the student.

Both the player and the coach admitted to the relationship and the coach was booked into jail subsequently. Her bail was set at $70,000.

Probable cause documents state the victim said the inappropriate relationship began at the end of 2013 until presently.

The two have allegedly kissed, sent each other naked photos and have sexually touched each other, according to the documents. The victim said she and the coach spoke about the difference in their age and that they would have to wait to have a sexual relationship until the student was 16 years old.

Post-Miranda, the coach confessed to the touching and sending/receiving of naked photos.

Strong’s arraignment is set for 9 a.m., June 23 at the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent.


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