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Part-time Philadelphia youth football coach accused of raping 2 young boys

Published On: Nov 26 2013 09:43:09 AM EST

Coach accused of raping 2 boys


Prosecutors say a part-time Philadelphia youth football coach charged with raping two young boys had other victims.

Twenty-four-year-old Leon Watson faces charges including rape, unlawful restraint and child endangerment.

Investigators allege Watson developed a friendship with an 8-year-old and a 9-year-old and eventually sexually assaulted both of them.


The Philadelphia Inquirer reports a prosecutor successfully argued at a hearing Monday for Watson to be held without bail while charges could be filed against him in three to five new cases.

The prosecutor also said Watson has a juvenile rap sheet that includes multiple sex crimes.

Authorities said Watson was a part-time coach for the Rhawnhurst Raiders football team from August until October and also formed his own neighborhood team called the ``Little Vicks.''