Local Youth Basketball Coach Arrested For Sexually Assaulting Minor...

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Antwain Fletcher, 31, of Chesterfield County was arrested last week in Burlington, North Carolina and charged with false imprisonment and sexual battery on a 17-year-old boy. Full Story
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Anonymous

Sterling, VA

#1 Oct 4, 2010
Check all the econo lodges that he stayed in and I am wiliing to bet he sexually assaulted more than one minor.
sparklymom

Richmond, VA

#2 Oct 4, 2010
Wow this is truly disturbing to think that this man has been woerking with children for this amountof time this can not be the first incedent just the first known problem. Anyone that harms a child should be locked away forever
ANONYMOUS

Sterling, VA

#3 Oct 4, 2010
OMIGOD, THIS GUY AND ANOTHER VOLUNTEER COACH USE TO STAY HERE AT MY JOB ECONO LODGE IN RICHMOND FOR WEEKS AT A TIME WITH YOUNG BASKETBALL PLAYERS..........COMING FROM A CO- WORKER WHO WAS HERE AND WITNESS THIS DISTURBANCE......WE EVEN HAD A INCIDENT ONE TIME WHEN ONE OF THE BASKETBAL PLAYERS RAN OUT OF THE ROOM ONTO THE PROPERTY IN HIS UNDERCLOTHES SCREAMING ABOUT HIM WANTING TO CALL HIS PARENTS. THIS GUY IS SICK IF I HAD KNOWN THIS IS WHAT HE DOES TO THESE CHILDREN I WOULD HAVE DEFINITELY HAD HIM LOCKED UP!!!
mike miles

Richmond, VA

#4 Oct 4, 2010
woww thats all i can say u never thought a b ball coach would try somthing like that we thought that the "we were just playing" days were over,a bball coach suppose to be a person you can talk to about alot of things life, girls even whats going on at home,u never think that he or she would want to touch you.
tudy

Richmond, VA

#5 Oct 4, 2010
This is a shame and it makes it bad for the ones who are really interested in HELPING the kids!! Many of the kids involved in a lot of events are kids from broken homes and we entrust our kids to a man (or woman),(I'm a woman focusing on the man right now) hoping to get a father figure in their lives and this is what we get. The kids are already scarred. Look around! These kids are scarred! What will our next generation look like with what's going on in this world? It takes a Village to raise a child but what is this Village doing to our kids. Parents, listen to and "watch" your kids and you just might find out a lot about what's going on in their world.
tudy

Richmond, VA

#6 Oct 4, 2010
Until five years ago - I traveled with the AAU organization for many years!(the whole time that my child played) You never know what's going on with your child when he/she is not with you. Many of those kids were angry. That's why a "good" TEAM MOM should always be in place. I continued after my son finished ball because my husband was a coach and then I stopped because the moms were trying to screw the coaches and vice versa and going out to the bars. WHAT? It seemed like I was the only one concerned. Then a statement comes up "we don't need a team mom." Sounds like trouble to me!!!
confused

Virginia Beach, VA

#7 Oct 4, 2010
Tudy you right. This is sick and sad. But you know what some parents put their kids on teams like this one just so they can "win" a few games. Some parents "shop" their kids around to thses AAU teams. My little brother used to play AAU and we saw atleast 10-12 different play move from team to team. They did this just to win a few games. If you have a good coach that really cares for your kid and works with them to get get better why move? In situations like this I blame the sicko coaches and the sicko parents. Parents please watch who you send your kids with. And to let them just saty in hotel rooms like that is just sick. If they arent out of town playing tournaments then why are you letting them stay in a hotel room with some guy? I am confused...
Sick and Tired Mother

United States

#8 Oct 4, 2010
I am so sick of hearing about these perverted so called men taking advantage of young boys. I have to sons and a daughter and I would give my life for them. I have always encouraged my children to talk to me about any issues that may be going on in their lives. Parents it is time we take control again. He should not even be offered bond. Let his perverted tail sit right there.
Sandy

Richmond, VA

#9 Oct 4, 2010
Just seeing this make me sick.You just don't know who to trust these days.My ten years old son can not play football due to his asthma,but he would like to play basketball and he can. I just need to think about it, because being a single mom it's very hard to be at every pratice and game,when you have to work.
sandy

Richmond, VA

#10 Oct 4, 2010
ANONYMOUS wrote:
OMIGOD, THIS GUY AND ANOTHER VOLUNTEER COACH USE TO STAY HERE AT MY JOB ECONO LODGE IN RICHMOND FOR WEEKS AT A TIME WITH YOUNG BASKETBALL PLAYERS..........COMING FROM A CO- WORKER WHO WAS HERE AND WITNESS THIS DISTURBANCE......WE EVEN HAD A INCIDENT ONE TIME WHEN ONE OF THE BASKETBAL PLAYERS RAN OUT OF THE ROOM ONTO THE PROPERTY IN HIS UNDERCLOTHES SCREAMING ABOUT HIM WANTING TO CALL HIS PARENTS. THIS GUY IS SICK IF I HAD KNOWN THIS IS WHAT HE DOES TO THESE CHILDREN I WOULD HAVE DEFINITELY HAD HIM LOCKED UP!!!
Why didn't you call the police?That's a red flag there if that's what you seen.
Joe

Richmond, VA

#11 Oct 4, 2010
Well this frorker likes boys, eh? Put his arz in jail and lets the boys there have a turn or two with him. I bet he can squeal like a pig too and gag tolrence!
sspence713

United States

#12 Oct 4, 2010
There are a lot of good coaches out there that really do care about the kids. Be aware of things like Antwain did... overcharging the parents who could afford to pay so that he would make money for himself ,to stay in hotels with kids who had absentee parents, thus furthering his "good guy" personna and creating a sense of obligation to his potential victims. Antwain never had a paying job. He supported himself by exploiting the dreams of kids and parents who believed in him and the AAU name he made for himself with Tony Squire. Now that this had come out Tony Squire cant cut his ties with Antwain Fletcher fast enough. Which is strange for someone who was associated with Antwain for 9 years. At this time, this is just an allegation, so why did Tony Squire bail out of this sinking ship if he didnt think there was more to it? I wonder if thats what he meant when he was quoted as saying "most parents" liked Antwain.I would also ask for the background checks as evidence that they were actually clean. Which was also stated by Tony Squire. I wouldn't take anybody's word for anything where my child is concerned.
Harry Balliger

Chesterfield, MO

#13 Oct 4, 2010
Not sure how things will work out for him in North Carolina, but he is safe in Chesterfield if other accussers surface. According to the recent case involving the State Trooper who was molesting his step-daughter it is ok in Chesterfield County. There might be a double-standard though since this guy is not a cop??? Whatya think??
If it smells like a rat

Richmond, VA

#14 Oct 4, 2010
sspence713, you hit it right on the head. Antwain certainly overcharged the parents that could pay so he could take care of his parent-less flock of kids. he was also very good at selling the kid he molested dreams of Div. 1 basketball, etc. There was always something that wasn't quite right about Antwain, from his over-stuffed van to his hotel room stays with the kids, to the many lies he told anyone who would listen. I actually think Tony Squire knew about this, or at a minimum had suspicions that he didn't follow up on. I say an investigation needs to be conducted on the entire squire organization, and it is that organization who gave the platform to the pedophile in the first place.
Pete

Richmond, VA

#15 Oct 4, 2010
So they finally caught nothead in the act?
Bejo22

Chester, VA

#16 Oct 4, 2010
Parents and adults, when we see that "something is not quite right" or "if it smells...", we have to stop keeping it to ourselves and talk about it to other leaders and other parents. If the allegations are true, how many young people could have been protected if someone had said something? I am very disappointed that any young person had to be harmed but at least now more parents may take notice and stop using organizations to babysit our children.
not a teahead

Richmond, VA

#17 Oct 4, 2010
Pete wrote:
So they finally caught nothead in the act?
thats not at all funny you heathen.
not a teahead

Richmond, VA

#18 Oct 4, 2010
Bejo22 wrote:
Parents and adults, when we see that "something is not quite right" or "if it smells...", we have to stop keeping it to ourselves and talk about it to other leaders and other parents. If the allegations are true, how many young people could have been protected if someone had said something? I am very disappointed that any young person had to be harmed but at least now more parents may take notice and stop using organizations to babysit our children.
you suburbanites are trained to keep your nose outta other peoples business, thats why things go unreported until something is brought to light by others outside y'alls circle.
not a teahead

Richmond, VA

#19 Oct 4, 2010
Harry Balliger wrote:
Not sure how things will work out for him in North Carolina, but he is safe in Chesterfield if other accussers surface. According to the recent case involving the State Trooper who was molesting his step-daughter it is ok in Chesterfield County. There might be a double-standard though since this guy is not a cop??? Whatya think??
yep, former LEOs are exempt from criminal prosecution they just collect their retirement benefits and nothing more is said.
not a teahead

Richmond, VA

#20 Oct 4, 2010
Joe wrote:
Well this frorker likes boys, eh? Put his arz in jail and lets the boys there have a turn or two with him. I bet he can squeal like a pig too and gag tolrence!
speaking from experience?

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