Referee accused of repeatedly touching teenager at Las Vegas wrestling tournament
Teenager took part in weekend tournament, police say
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Florida man is charged with inappropriately touching a teenager during a wrestling tournament in Las Vegas, police said.
A teenage girl contacted police on Friday night claiming she had been “touched by a referee” at a USA Open Wrestling tournament “several times on her upper and inner thigh”, according to a report. The victim “let the suspect know it was not ‘right’ and repeatedly told him to stop,” an officer noted in the report.
In introducing herself to the referee, the teenager said she responded by saying she had “a very pretty name for a beautiful girl”, according to the report.
The referee was later identified as Roy Scott, 61, of Boynton Beach, Florida, police said.
At some point during the match, Scott allegedly “placed his hand” on the teenager’s thigh and said “you’re doing a really good job,” the report said.
The teenager told police that Scott touched her several times. In the third alleged incident, the teenager said, “I said stop” and left the table, police said.
At one point, Scott allegedly said to the teenager, “Pretty girl, why did you leave the table?” says the report.
Speaking to detectives, Scott reportedly said his actions were “not ‘intentional,'” police said.
“Roy said [the teenager] never withdrew his hand and never [gave] her any ‘overt’ signal that she was not comfortable with Roy,” police wrote.
Scott faces charges of obscenity with a child and contact with a minor.
A judge ordered him to undergo a due DNA test, records show. Scott has posted bail and was due to appear later this month. A lawyer for him was not listed Monday afternoon.
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