|Updated: 12/28/2011 3:44 pm
||Published: 12/28/2011 3:43 pm
CLARKSVILLE, AR – Three coaches for a team associated with Champion Baptist College are charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor after a witness reported naked kids playing by the side of the road after midnight.
The incident happened on December 9th.
According to a report by the Arkansas State Police, a van carrying the kids was on the side of the road while a flat tire was being fixed. The coach told the ASP that the kids were playing a game of “freeze out.” The report says the kids were ages 11-17.
The van followed troopers back their troop headquarters. 34-year-old Michael Simmons, 23-year-old James Manthe, and 26-year-old Jeffrey Manthe were questioned further. The parents of the children, as well as the Dean of the college, agreed that the team should continue on to Rogers.
According to the report, the coaches did not know which of the kids had taken their clothes off.