Girls basketball coach arrested for investigation of child porn, molestation

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Quick Facts: 

  • Federal Way High basketball coach arrested for sex with student.
  • Coach is 23, police say victim is 15.
  • Girl and coach sent naked pictures to each other, police said.
  • Coach, Brianna Strong, was responsible for JV and C teams.

A Federal Way High School basketball coach has been arrested after allegedly admitting to a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old female student.

A friend of the victim originally reported that the 23-year-old female coach was sexually involved with the student, who is also a basketball player, Cathy Schrock with Federal Way police told The Federal Way Mirror.

The coach, Brianna Strong, was booked into King County Jail early Saturday for investigation of child rape, child molestation, possession of and viewing child pornography.

“The safety and well-being of our students is our first priority,” Federal Way High School interim principal Chad Littrell wrote in a letter to parents, obtained by the Mirror. “We depend on our staff, students, parents and community members to be alert to what’s happening with our students, and to notify us when a concern arises. It takes all of us working together to maintain a safe and positive learning environment.”

Strong coached the C-team and junior varsity.

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