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Former Tucson volunteer coach convicted of sex with a minor

Posted at 7:36 PM, Mar 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-26 23:50:40-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — A Tucson man who was a volleyball volunteer coach has been convicted of having sex with a minor, officials say.

Specifically, the jury convicted 22-year-old Robert Forman II on one count of Sexual Conduct with a Minor.

Previously, Forman had three felony charges for sexual conduct with a minor, but was not found guilty of them and given a lesser charge.

Per a press release from the Pima County Attorney's Office, Forman coached the Ironwood Ridge Highschool's volleyball team, which the victim was a member of.

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The press release says also says that in early 2018, the victim was hanging out at Forman's house, when his roommate became suspicious that she might be an underage student player.

From there, several phone calls were made between a different coach and the victim's parents. The victim's parents then saw their daughter leaving Forman's house.

During interviews, the victim disclosed that Forman was engaging her in sex. DNA evidence and text messages supported her statement.

Originally, some of the charges for Foreman stemmed from swapping a revealing photo on Snapchat, per court documents, which led to one charge of commercial sexual exploitation of a minor.

Police say Forman asked the girl for a picture and she sent a photo of her bare breast. Simply persuading a minor to create that sort of photo falls under commercial exploitation law.

The advice for parents: insist that if they get a phone, you get a look at what passes through it.