ORLANDO, Fla. - Channel 9 has discovered that there are more victims accusing a longtime Orlando youth coach of sexual misconduct.
McWhorter was arrested Friday at Lorna Doone Park, where he coaches youth basketball and football.
McWhorter, known as "Coach Jeff," has coached youth football and basketball for more than 30 years as a volunteer with city of Orlando youth leagues that practice the park.
According to an arrest affidavit,
a 10-year-old boy who first came forward, telling his father Coach Jeff had offered him $40 to perform a sex act. When the boy refused, the report said, Coach Jeff continued to offer money and offered up to $100.
The father has two more sons who are ages 12 and 13. According to the report, he "began to ask his other children, who also play
Little League football and basketball under the defendant about any inappropriate behavior they have experienced."
The children said they, too, had been asked to perform sex acts, and that on more than one occasion, the coach had performed sex acts in front of them in a restroom. McWhorter denied the allegations after his arrest on Friday.
"They were asking about different people. But the people they were asking me about, nothing never happened, never," McWhorter said. "I would never touch them or never hurt them."
City officials told Channel 9, as a volunteer youth coach, McWhorter would have undergone a background check before being assigned to work with children. The city's department of Families, Parks and Recreation has now suspended McWhorter as a coach.
Police are asking that anyone who believes their child may have been a victim of McWhorter to please call Crimline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).