Following a complaint by a female student, Olympic and World Championship gymnastics coach Marvin Sharp was arrested in Indianapolis Monday morning on suspicion of felony child molestation, NBC News reports.
Sources: female student at Marvin Sharp's gym is victim of molestation & there could be more. pic.twitter.com/L4s0INBhku— Jeremy Brilliant (@JeremyWTHR) August 24, 2015
While prosecutors say the investigation is ongoing and have not yet specified the allegations against Sharp, authorities reportedly raided the 48-year-old’s home and Sharp’s Gymnastics Academy. From WTHR:
Detectives took computers and other electronic devices to a special mobile lab, searching for what sources describe as child pornography. Authorities also raided his gym, removing other pieces of potential evidence.
It’s the same facility where Samantha Peszek and Bridget Sloan trained for the Olympics. Both won silver medals in Beijing in 2008.
USA Gymnastics, the country’s national governing body for gymnastics, said in a statement it “takes seriously any allegations regarding misconduct” and was cooperating with the investigation.