MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) – A mother nearly beat a man to death with a baseball bat. She says she did it because the man sexually assaulted her sons, both under ten years old.
Lakeshia Richmond, 27, has been charged with aggravated assault. She posted bond Sunday morning. Richmond says the man she nearly killed is a community football coach. She claims her children weren’t the only ones who were molested by the coach.
“I asked my son, did he touch you bad, did he touch you down there and my little boy said yes and I said was it just you and he said no, he touched some more kids,” Lakeshia Richmond told ABC24 News.
Richmond is referring to Coach Red. He is one of the coaches of Richmond’s 8 and 9 year old sons’ football team. They practice at Magnolia Elementary school in South Memphis. She says it’s normal for her kids and their teammates to spend the night at one of the coach’s house but she became concerned when the head coach called her Saturday for a meeting with Coach Red. It’s only then that she said her children told her what happened.
“My 8 year old said he wanted to play hide and seek and that he (Coach Red) grabbed my 9 year old’s hand and put it on the coach’s private part and my 9 year old said, ‘no that’s bad, that’s nasty’ and the coach said no this is what college people do,” said Richmond.