NY Intramural Coach Allegedly Punches Juvenile Player Twice
An intramural basketball coach has been arrested for allegedly attacking a boy playing ball at a Long Island Jewish center over the weekend, authorities say.
Cops were first called to the home of the juvenile victim Saturday afternoon. The boy complained of pain and bruising that he had suffered while playing basketball at Sid Jacobsen Jewish Center earlier that day, allegedly at the hands of an intramural coach.
Police were told the coach, Cheikh Ndiaye, punched the boy with a closed first in both arms. It wasn’t clear what prompted the alleged attack on the child, nor was it known which league Ndiaye was working with at the time.
Ndiaye, of Queens, was arrested on charges of assault and endangering the welfare of a child. He is expected to be arraigned Monday. It wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney.
Anyone with additional information or who feels that he or she may have been victimized by the coach is asked to call 1-800-244-TIPS.
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