- Associated Press - Friday, February 6, 2015

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) - The trial of a popular Oregon soccer coach on charges of abusing a 12-year-old girl has ended abruptly with the charges dismissed.

The Oregonian reported (https://bit.ly/1zpr5PK) that Joey Leonetti, a former star at the University of Portland, was accused in 2013.

A girl he’d coached and who was his daughter’s best friend alleged that he fondled her during sleepovers at his Oregon City home.

On Friday, Clackamas County prosecutor Mike Regan told a judge there was new evidence, and the case should be dismissed. He didn’t say what the evidence was.

The trial started Thursday. The victim, who was to be the first witness, did not appear as scheduled, and the court was recessed for the day.


Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com

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