Trial date set for soccer coach accused of sex crimes involving player

WASHINGTON TWP., Montgomery County — An Ohio Fusion soccer coach accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old player in early 2020 is scheduled to go on trial July 26, online records show.

Scotty West, 34, of Washington Twp., was indicted in February 2020 on two counts of sexual battery; and single counts of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, pandering obscenity involving a minor and illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material.

West is no longer in jail while he awaits his trial date.

Investigators were alerted to the crime West is accused of after the victim’s mother told police she discovered text messages on the victims phone, according to a 911 call obtained by News Center 7.

The sex assault was reported Jan. 20, 2020; two months after the crime was said to have happened, according to court documents.

“Deputies spoke with a male juvenile who advised that his soccer club coach, Scotty West, had sexually assaulted him,” court records read.

The court records mention a sleepover at West’s Waterstone Boulevard condominium; however, additional details were redacted.

Ohio Fusion has not returned a request for comment, and West’s current status with the club is not known.