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USU Eastern Cheer Team assistant coach arrested for alleged sexual battery of team members

Posted at 7:07 PM, Oct 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-26 23:57:18-04

PRICE, Utah — The assistant cheer coach at Utah State University Eastern has been arrested following the alleged sexual assault of Cheer Team members, officials said.

According to documents released in 7th District Court on Sept. 20, several females from the Utah State University Eastern Cheer Team went to campus police with accusations of sexual battery.

The Cheer Team members said their assistant cheer coach, identified as Tucker Anderson, 23, had done several sexually explicit things that made them feel uncomfortable.

The team members stated that Anderson had slapped them on their buttock, grabbed their breasts, and rubbed himself against them while sexually aroused, the documents said.

Anderson voluntarily came to campus police’s office on Sept. 21, the documents said, and “admitted to slapping the girls on the butt even though his intentions were not to cause harm.”

Anderson was booked into Carbon County Jail for one count of sexual battery, a class-A misdemeanor.