FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Detective Brian McGregor
Office: (504) 712-2252
Date: March 31, 2010
AAU GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH ARRESTED
- On Tuesday, March 30, 2010, Joseph Hamilton, 42, who provided
the home address of 105 Cottage Grove Drive, LaPlace, was
arrested by members of the U.S. Marshall’s Gulf Coast Fugitive
Hamilton, an AAU (Amateur Athletic
Union) girl’s basketball coach, was arrested on an outstanding
warrant and charged with the crime of molestation of a juvenile.
On March 13, 2010, the thirteen year old
victim arrived at her Kenner
home from basketball practice when she received a telephone call
from Hamilton who told her that he had something to tell her and
was coming over to speak with her.
was alone with the victim,
placed his hand beneath the victim’s clothing and also fondled
The victim disclosed the incident
to her mother who reported the incident to the Kenner Police
The victim also revealed that
had purchased a cellular telephone that he used to keep in
constant contact with the victim.
gave the cellular telephone to the victim and had instructed her
not to tell her mother.
Several text messages were
retrieved from the cellular telephone that
provided the victim.
Examples of text messages included
“I love you,”
just want you to handle it and everything I have to offer you,”
“I will take care of you getting your scholarship and anything
you need, just take care of me and I got you.”
At the time of this
remains in custody of the
No bond has been set.
Kenner Police Detective LaShonda Woodfork
is the investigating detective.
Chief Steve Caraway encourages anyone
with information concerning this incident or having
information regarding anyone exploiting children, illegally
possessing or selling child pornography, or online
enticement of children for sexual purposes to contact the
Kenner Police Department at (504) 712-2222, Crimestoppers at
(504) 822-1111 or the National
Missing and Exploited Children cyber tip hotline at