Metro Youth Sports denounces former football coach charged with - ABC21: Your Weather Authority

Metro Youth Sports denounces former football coach charged with rape

Posted: Updated:
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -

A longtime youth sports organization is distancing itself from a former football coach now charged with rape.

"No red flags. Everything seemed to be okay with him," Peter Hill says.

Hill serves on the board of Metro Youth Sports that wants nothing to do with 32-year-old Marvin Davis.
Davis served as a volunteer football coach for Metro in 2016 and '17, but did not complete his background check and other paperwork in time to be a coach this season.
He's charged with rape and sexual battery for an incident that allegedly happened in July, when Metro says he was not affiliated with the group.
Court documents say the rape victim is the sister of one of Davis's football players.
Hill is Metro's football commissioner and says the league never received any complaints about Davis.

"It was a shock, a disappointment. Feeling very upset and sorry for the family that was involved that someone would have to be subjected to that, especially by someone who I believed was a good person," Hill says.
A source close to the investigation says in the past few days, at least four other women and girls have told police Davis attacked them, as well, including a woman who asked us not to identify her.
She claims Davis raped her several years ago.

"I started crying, and he had a gun on his nightstand so I didn't really want to put up a fight... I didn't say anything because I thought that this was an isolated incident and that it was only me," the woman says.
While she didn't file a police report at the time, she's working with detectives now, and after seeing posts on social media, went to his arraignment Thursday morning to show Davis she's not afraid anymore.
Metro Youth Sports is reviewing its procedures for vetting future volunteer coaches.
Davis is due back in court on the 26th when his trial date will be set.
The woman we spoke with says she will be there.

Marvin Davis had his cheek swabbed for a DNA sample.
That will be run through the system to see if it matches the condom left at the scene.
The computer system will also determine whether his sample matches any other open cases.

Powered by Frankly