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REPORT: Anonymous letter led police to relationship between coach, student

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Posted at 4:18 PM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-21 18:59:05-04

UPDATE OCT. 21: Las Vegas police learned about an alleged sexual relationship between a coach and student because of an anonymous letter.

The letter was dated Oct. 5 and was addressed to principal at the school. The letter revealed that a female student was having a relationship with Jousha Youngblood.

It appears from the police report, which is partially redacted, that police made contact with a parent of the student who told them that their teenaged child had been involved in a previous incident of the same nature at a different school and the parent believed she may have been trying to recreate that relationship because she believed it was a "good relationship."

Las Vegas police then talked to the student. Initially she denied having sex with the coach and said that other students may have believed differently. Eventually, she admitted to it and gave the police access to her phone.

The police were able to find many messages, starting in February 2019. The messages were very graphic and referenced various sexual acts and body parts belonging to both the coach and the girl.

The girl told police that her parents never gave her permission to go anywhere with Youngblood and that they were not aware of the relationship.

Police then tracked Youngblood down to a car dealership and placed him into custody.

UPDATE OCT. 15: Las Vegas police have released a mug shot for the volunteer coach who was recently arrested. He also appeared in front of a Las Vegas judge on Tuesday morning.

Bail was set at $25,000 for Jousha (correct spelling) Youngblood and a return court date was set for Oct. 22.

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Clark County School District Police Department arrested 27-year-old Joshua Youngblood on Monday on one count of kidnapping and one count of sexual misconduct with a student.

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The arrest stems from an investigation that was initiated at Shadow Ridge High School in October 2019, according to CCSD.

The district says Youngblood has been terminated as a volunteer coach as of Oct. 14.

Youngblood had been a volunteer coach since May 2018.