Coach Sexual Abuse

Former Fayetteville North Carolina AAU Basketball Coach Indicted On More Than 70 Sex Abuse Charges

By: Tyler Aliperto

rodney-scott-mugshotRodney Scott, an ex-AAU basketball coach and former assistant basketball coach at Pine Forest High School, has now been indicted on more than 70 charges of sexual abuse by a Cumberland County grand jury relating to abuse occurring between the years 2001-2016.

Scott, also a former substitute teacher, has recently been charged with 2 additional felony charges of indecent liberties with a child. His bond has been raised to more than $17.7 million.

Seven victims have now come forward with their accusations of sexual abuse by Scott, all of which occurred while the boys were still teenagers playing for Scott’s AAU team, the North Carolina Force. Scott also served as an area representative for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Fayetteville.  Read More.

As Boy Scout Leader and AAU Swim Coach, David J. Beardsley’s Sexual Abuse of Children Spans Across St. Paul Youth Organizations

Attorney Calls for Youth-Serving Organizations to Share Information

Witnesses Are Encouraged to Contact Investigator

screen-shot-2016-12-15-at-11-09-07-amAccording to a letter from parents of a Boy Scout in St. Paul Troop 66 dated July 12, 1972, Assistant Scout Leader David Beardsley sexually assaulted their son multiple times while on a camp-out at Tomahawk Scout Camp. [Click Here to View BSA File and Letter]  As a result of the report, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) terminated Beardsley as a Scout Leader.  Shortly after being terminated from the Scouts, David Beardsley infiltrated AAU
Youth Swimming where he sexually abused at least two young AAU swimmers, while they participated in AAU events.  Read Full Article.

If you have any information about David J. Beardsley or the Roseville Stingrays Swimming Club please contact Investigator William Haider (612) 244-8356 or or Attorney Patrick Noaker (612) 349-2735 or

Former Roseville swimmer alleges sexual abuse by swim coach

The alleged molester, the lawsuit says, became an assistant coach for a Roseville swim club after being removed as an assistant scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts in 1972. 

By Beatrice Dupuy Star Tribune, May 11, 2016 — 5:28PM

A former Roseville swimmer has filed a lawsuit against the Amateur Athletic Union for sexual abuse he experienced in the 1970s as a 12-year-old boy at the hands of his assistant coach.

The coach, the lawsuit said, had previously been an assistant scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts in St. Paul until he was fired over allegations that he abused another boy.

Jon Landstrom and his attorney, Patrick Noaker, announced the suit at a news conference Wednesday. The lawsuit filed in Ramsey County names the AAU, the assistant coach, David J. Beardsley, and Landstrom’s former head coach, David Luedtke, as defendants. Noaker said to his knowledge this is the first case under the Minnesota Child Victims Act against the AAU. In the suit, Landstrom is seeking judgment in excess of $50,000.

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