Sex charges for youth program director
Jeremy Brice, a program director at Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe and a coach at Whittell High School, was arrested Wednesday after allegedly having sex with a minor.
The incident occurred in February at Brice’s residence, said South Lake Tahoe police Sgt. Alex Schumacher. The victim’s name was not released.
Brice, 28, of South Lake Tahoe was arrested on suspicion of oral copulation of a female under the age of 18. If convicted, Brice could face a maximum of three years in state prison and would have to register as a sex offender, said Assistant District Attorney Hans Uthe.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department received notice of the incident Tuesday afternoon. Since the incident took place in California, deputies took a courtesy report for South Lake Tahoe police.
Brice, 28, was trailed by sheriff’s deputies Wednesday afternoon until he crossed Stateline and was arrested at Midway Road and Lake Tahoe Boulevard around 2:30 p.m.
He was released from El Dorado County jail Wednesday night on $15,000 bail. The case remains under investigation in Douglas County, said Sgt. Lance Modispacher.
Boys & Girls Club Board President Jeff Tillman said background checks were performed before Brice was hired as project director for both California and Nevada last summer. Brice is currently on leave, Tillman said.
“We’re going to cooperate right now as we always do,” Tillman said. “We know Jeremy and his character is super. It’s tough for me to comment on accusations and allegations. We’re certainly hoping for the best on this.”
Brice was hired to be the head varsity football coach for Whittell this fall. He previously assisted with the girls’ basketball and softball programs.
Last summer Brice moved to South Lake Tahoe from Las Vegas, where he worked for the Boys and Girls Club for three years and the Las Vegas Parks and Recreation Department.
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