A North Philadelphia youth football coach has been charged by a Philadelphia grand jury with sexually assaulting five boys and an intellectually disabled adult, the District Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.
Leon Watson, 24, was charged with 55 counts, including rape of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault, child endangerment, corruption of minors, indecent exposure, terroristic threats, and human trafficking.
Watson was arrested Nov. 10, based on an anonymous tip, and charged with raping two children, both players on his Little Vicks neighborhood football team. In December, prosecutors added charges involving three additional boys and a disabled man.
Assistant District Attorney Branwen McNabb said all the victims were associated with Watson's team.