For Immediate Release
February 4, 2019
VARSITY BASKETBALL COACH CHARGED FOR SEX WITH PLAYER
MOUNT CLEMENS, MI — Macomb County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Smith charged the New Haven Varsity Girls’ Basketball Coach, Latwan Turner, with four counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct – Third Degree, each count punishable up to fifteen years in prison and one count of Gross Indecency, a five-year felony, arising from his alleged sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student-athlete.
Police and prosecutors allege that Defendant engaged in a series of sexual encounters with the female student-athlete between January and February of this year. The acts are said to have taken place in Defendant’s vehicle at various locations, the most recent being on Saturday, February 2nd at the Red Roof Inn at 11 Mile and Dequindre, inside the City of Warren.
“Parents entrust their children to be mentored by their coaches,” said Prosecutor Smith. “We place our children’s lives in their hands every day.
“This man’s actions are an outrageous breach of that sacred trust. We are determined to hold him accountable under the law.”
Prosecutor Eric Smith has asked anyone with additional information regarding Coach Turner, please contact the Warren Police Department at 586-574-4700.
Turner is expected to be arraigned in 37th District Court – Warren before Judge Sabaugh at 2 P.M. today.