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Coach Pleads Guilty to Exchanging Nude Photos with Teen

A former cheerleading coach in Brookfield avoids jail time by pleading guilty and will register as a sex offender.


A former Brookfield cheerleading coach arrested for exchanging nude photographs with a 15-year-old Monroe girl two years ago pleaded guilty to risk of injury to a minor and was sentenced to a three-year suspended term, followed by five years probation, according to the Connecticut Post.

Brookfield Patch reported that 30-year-old tumbling coach Manuel Batson of Church Street in Ansonia turned himself in on a warrant on Dec. 14, 2011 in response to a complaint a month earlier.

Batson, who rented space at Northeast Tropics Gym in Brookfield, was then released on $25,000 bond.

This arrest followed a Monroe Police Department investigation of a complaint filed in November of 2011.

According to the Connecticut Post, Batson escaped prison time by pleading guilty last month, and apologized in court for his actions.

The judge ordered Batson to register as a sex offender. He is also prohibited from being employed at a place where he would interact with children and teens in an unsupervised environment, according to the Connecticut Post.

Steven DeVaux February 05, 2013 at 01:43 AM
Brookfield again?
Kevin O'Connor February 05, 2013 at 03:16 AM
This is a followup article. And yes, you commented on the original one as well.
Steven DeVaux February 05, 2013 at 11:15 AM
Kevin, there are just so many in Brookfield it's easy to lose count.
JM February 05, 2013 at 03:21 PM
Kevin, maybe Steven has some personal knowledge of these many incidents
Steven DeVaux February 06, 2013 at 01:54 AM
No, but I did introduce the ordanance in Brookfield barring convicted sex offenders from going near places where children are located. I also testified year ago in Hartford in support of establishing a sex offender registry. After all you should get to know your neighbors.

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