High school athletic trainer suspected of sexually assaulting boys arrested

An athletic trainer suspected of sexually assaulting two boys when he worked at two San Fernando Valley high schools was arrested.
An athletic trainer suspected of sexually assaulting
two boys when he worked at two San Fernando Valley high schools was arrested Wednesday.
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VAN NUYS (CNS) - An athletic trainer suspected of sexually assaulting two boys when he worked at two San Fernando Valley high schools was arrested today.

The Los Angeles Police Department received a report Tuesday from a victim who alleged he ``had been inappropriately touched'' by 64-year-old Richard Turner at Birmingham High School in Lake Balboa, according to a department statement.

Turner was arrested Wednesday, and police identified a second victim who alleged he had been assaulted by Turner in 2017 when he was employed at Van Nuys High School.

Anyone with who may have been a victim of Turner or who has any information regarding potential additional assaults was asked to call the LAPD 818-374-5415. Calls during non-business hours or weekends should be made to 877- 527-3247.

Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or
submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.

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