Benjamin Evans, a 23-year-old who coached soccer at a summer camp, admitted to soliciting oral sex from a 13-year-old girl who attended the camp. He will serve between 3.5 and 7 years in prison, and will be a registered sex offender for at least ten years. Not surprisingly, he has also withdrawn from the race for school board.
This was the second year the girl came into contact with Evans at a soccer camp that was held on the grounds of Temple University's Ambler campus, according to the complaint. The pair had several text message conversations in 2006 but those exchanges stopped when the girl's mother learned of them.
On Aug. 2, 2007, the last day of camp she attended last year, Evans again began texting her, the complaint said. He suggested having oral sex with her, adding that she would receive a $100 allowance if she was skilled, the complaint said.
What a terrible, terrible story. I guess I've heard rumors about this happening, but I never really believed it. Because I just don't understand why a 13-year-old child would need a cell phone. It's irresponsible parenting, really.