Pelham, Alabama’s Meagan Deese arrested, charged with abusing girl while coaching travel sports team – CONAN Daily
Meagan Billingsley Deese, 30, from Pelham, Shelby County, Alabama, USA, is a former softball player and coach of a travel sports team. Besides Pelham, she has lived in other areas of Alabama, including Columbiana and Cottondale.
As a softball player, Deese played for Ashley Phillips at Shelby County High School in Colombian. In 2007, Deese helped guide his team to the state tournament.
During Deese’s first season in the University of Alabama at Huntsville (UAH) in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama in 2010, she saw time in 20 games as a reserve. That year, she scored 10 times as she was frequently used as a pinch runner.
In 2011, Deese started 41 games while appearing in 52 for the UAH Chargers in his second campaign. During her junior season in 2012, she recorded 40 starts and competed in 53 contests.
Deese is accused of abusing a minor from 2014 to 2016. The Pelham resident was a coach on the minor’s travel sports team.
On February 14, 2022, the alleged victim, who was already of age, told Hoover Police Department agents in Hoover, Alabama that she had been subjected to unwanted sexual touching by Deese over a period of two to three years. Detectives from the department’s Special Victims Unit opened an investigation and obtained warrants for several counts.
On February 23, 2022, Deese was arrested and incarcerated in the Jefferson County Jail in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama. She was charged with first-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse and inducing a child to enter a vehicle and a home for an immoral purpose.
Deese’s bail was set at $90,000. She was released from jail after posting bond.