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Little League Baseball coach and wife sued for alleged sexual assault of 8 boys in Texas


The families of eight boys in Texas this week sued Little League Baseball Inc., accusing the organization of allowing a coach to groom his players before he sexually assaulted them for years.

Adam Isaacks, coach and league president, and his wife, Miranda Isaacks, assistant coach, were also named defendants. The Isaacks are accused of grooming the boys in their capacity as Little League Baseball in Jasper County, about 25 miles north of Beaumont, the lawsuit filed Monday said.

The alleged victims and their families have not been identified in the lawsuit filed in the US District Court for Eastern Texas.

Adam Isaacks was arrested in December and charged with sexual assault and indecency with minors, NBC affiliate KMBT of Beaumont reported. He is being held at the Jasper County Jail, where his bonds total $6.5 million and include bonds for charges in Jasper and Sabine counties.

Adam Isaacks is taken to Jasper County Jail in Jasper, Texas on January 31.Steve Stewart / KJAS

A representative from the Jasper County Jail confirmed Isaacs remained there Wednesday afternoon. It was not immediately clear whether he or his wife had legal representation. Attempts to contact Miranda Isaacks have failed.

“The plaintiffs are victims and survivors of sexual assault, sexual assault and childhood abuse at the hands of their Little League Baseball coach and league president Adam Isaacks,” says the trial. “The abuse began when some underage claimants were as young as 7 and 8 and continued for years until they were 11 and 12.”

The lawsuit alleges the Isaacks may have abused their positions due to a lack of supervision and training by Little League Baseball.

“All of this grooming occurred under the authority of Little League Baseball,” the lawsuit states. “Defendants failed to enforce security measures to guard against the foreseeable risk of sexual assault in the context of Little League Baseball. Defendants failed to comply with their duties and obligations to implement awareness , education and safety training to protect minor complainants.”

Little League Baseball said in a statement Tuesday that it “is aware of the unfortunate allegations made regarding a former volunteer … however, due to ongoing litigation, it would be inappropriate for Little League International to comment further on the situation at this stage. time.”

The lawsuit exposes the grooming process that Adam Isaacks and his wife allegedly used to satisfy “her deviant gratification”.

“This grooming campaign included, but was not limited to, inviting underage claimants to go on overnight trips and sleepovers with Coach, Assistant Coach Miranda…other members of the team, such as camping, driving RVs and/or hunting trips with him,” it says.

The Isaacks kept sex toys and pornography in their homes and at the hunting club, to which they subjected children, the lawsuit says. Adam Isaacks also at times drugged or provided minors with alcohol, which rendered them unconscious, weakened or vulnerable during attacks, according to the suit.

The couple also tried to convince the children’s parents, the lawsuit says. For example, they paid to have pink singlets made for each boy with his mother’s name on the back, the suit says.

The suit indicates that Little League Baseball is “big business.” It highlights a TV deal with ESPN and ABC, which runs through 2022 and earns the organization more than $9 million a year.

Financial records also show Little League Baseball reported more than $32 million in revenue in 2018 and 2019 and more than $22 million in 2020, which was impacted by the pandemic, according to the lawsuit.

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