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Youth baseball coach charged with child rape, child porn

MAPLE VALLEY, Wash. — David Engle was a youth baseball coach in Maple Valley for years. He was not only a coach, but also a board member and president for several different organizations.

On Monday, parents received a letter via email alerting them to talk to their children because Engle, a divorce attorney, is now behind bars for allegedly raping a child.

“That’s hard as a parent,” said Maple Valley Pony Association President Kathi Turner

Up until last month, Engle was coaching dozens of children for the Maple Valley Pony Association; including Turner’s son.

“I immediately asked him if anything inappropriate happened,” Turner said. “He assured me nothing happened.”

The details of the alleged crime are enough to bring Turner to tears; a man she personally knows charged with the unthinkable.

The investigation started over child pornography but when detectives searched Engle’s Maple Valley home they say they found video of Engle raping a child.

“It’s the most vile thing I have ever heard,” said neighbor Carla Quan. “It’s just shocking.”

Engle’s neighbors are in disbelief while Turner is scared there could be more victims.

“I just hope that all parents talks to their kids,” Turner said. “Especially all the people in the baseball community that he was involved with try to come forward if there are any other victims.”

The King County Sheriff’s Office alerted various organizations including the Mount Rainier Baseball Association and Maple Valley Pony. As president, Turner is forwarding the message to all of her baseball parents encouraging them to have that sensitive but necessary conversation with their children.

“I would have never imagined he would hurt a child,” said Turner.

The feds are also looking into Engle’s case because of the child pornography accusations.

If parents need advice on how to speak to their children you can call the King County Sexual Assault center’s 24 hour hotline at 1-888-99-VOICE.

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24 Comments to “Youth baseball coach charged with child rape, child porn”

    Diane said:
    November 19, 2012 at 10:44 PM

    Sick, sick

      keepthepeace_28 said:
      November 28, 2012 at 11:36 AM

      Yeah, that is nasty and disgusting. This guy is a disgrace to baseball. I hope you stay locked up forever and never see the light of day again. It's for people like you that I'm proud to see in prison. You should be ashamed of yourself man.. millions of kids play ball, I played ball, and you have tarnished the name of baseball in this area forever. You stupid sick bastard!

    Ana said:
    November 20, 2012 at 1:18 AM

    There’s nothing more sick then to take advantage of innocent kids… Hope this guy stays behind bars for ever…

    joe said:
    November 20, 2012 at 6:34 AM

    Must have been done to a boy, that's why it's kept on the down low, don't want to shed light on the homosexual part… Kinda like never mentioning the race of a rapist or violent robbery when it's done by a black. these are the unspoken rules of the media.

    Steve said:
    November 20, 2012 at 6:49 AM

    Is this the same state that just legalized marijuana? Idiots

      MIKE said:
      November 20, 2012 at 10:52 AM

      You are a real brain surgeon… What does legalizing marijuana and child rape/pornography have to do with each other…? BTW – I am not for the legalization of marijuana… Please, please show me one case/arrest record, court document that shows that a person high on marijuana raped a child or downloaded child porn! look in the mirror then say "idiot"…

      John said:
      November 28, 2012 at 10:57 AM

      Hold on now Steve. Marijuana has nothing to do with committing weird crimes you idiot! People commit the crimes, same thing as PEOPLE kill people with guns. The gun doesn't grow a brain and hatred for someone and fire iteself. Same thing as weed doesn't make someone be a loser or unsuccessful. I'm a UI Designer in Seattle, make over $120,000 have a Bachelor's and Master's degree and smoke weed everyday. HA! Don't say stuff you don't know anything about, you fool.

      Ronald said:
      January 17, 2013 at 9:45 PM

      how does this have anything to do with that? your a moron and this is just sick….

      Rachael said:
      January 20, 2013 at 8:52 PM

      Are you saying the other states without marijuana legalized don't have any child molestation problems?

    monique said:
    November 20, 2012 at 7:50 AM

    wth does marijuana being legalized have to do with a pedophile. some of u people read these articles and talk a lot of crap. it is obvious the man raped a boy since its a baseball team. duhhhhhhh!!! i dont need the media to spell out raped a lil boy . washington has a pedophile and serial killer issue. look it up. clean up the trashy people out here then we wont have this problem. its that simple. and people out here are wayyyyyy too trusting. im from ny. i came to live out here for military reasons. the people out here are naive. they do not safeguard their children.

      MIKE said:
      November 20, 2012 at 11:00 AM

      Monique,

      I agree with your first comment… I'm not sure where you are getting your information, but if you are referring to Gary Ridgeway (Green River Killer) and Ted Bundy as a serial killer issue; wow way to generalize… Please do your research before making generalities about people, places or things!!!

      As for WA having a pedophile issue… Where did you get your information? Please provide me a satae by state list per capita that shows WA state has more pedophiles than any other state… Here are some facts…

      1. California 62,269
      California rakes in the pedophiles with a whopping 62,269. I'm sure the fact that it's such a large state does contribute to the large number however that's a lot of pervs running lose in one state!

      2. Texas 57912
      So dry the catfish are carrying canteens and at 57,912 they are probably carrying some serious pepper spray as well.

      3. Florida 50,207
      Well, I don't know about you but this figure sure doesn't make me proud to be a Floridian at this very moment. Basically for every one million people you see 3084.2 of them are registered sex offenders.

      Before you throw the baby out with the bath water there are some factors to think about. You may want to consider doing a little research into the neighborhood you will be buying in because not all parts of Florida are considered high risk areas. There are areas of Central Florida that are known to be much safer than others according to these type of demographic facts.

      Please know your stuff before making yourself out to be ignorant!!!!!

    Anonymous said:
    November 20, 2012 at 8:13 AM

    I agree with everything the person before me commented. Good for you for putting all that out there. People in this state really do like to blame other stuff instead of focusing on the real problem smh

    unknown said:
    November 20, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    David was my divorce lawyer a couple years ago, when he worked for ‘ DIVORCE LAWYERS FOR MEN’ WHAT A CROCK FULL OF CRAP THAT COMPANY IS!!!! Engle came on as a very nice person, reeled you in, then took your money and did NOTHING FOR YOU!! He is a very very deceiving man. He made me lose my child, to a person that was in an unstable lifestyle by not filing papers and documents on time, tens of thousands of dollars, almost lost my business, and them I had to change lawyers and start over!!

    He is a very shady individual.. and so is DIVORCE LAWYERS FOR MEN. Now I can see the possible reason for him being shady. Now he is on the other side of the law!!

    Can I get a mulligan on my divorce, and go back to when she only wanted her maiden name back to close the divorce.. ya right.

    I also was molested as a child for YEARS by a family member. I told David that during some of our ‘lawyer time’. And he got kinda uneasy sitting there. Said hr would get a lawyer for me that he knew of and of course never did. I hope if he did do this child molestation charge, he gets the book thrown at him!! And may he drop the soap in the showed!!

    K I’m off my soap box…

      Righttoremainunknown said:
      November 29, 2012 at 12:06 AM

      I am so saddened by your post…and the deception of someone you trusted. I do not know who you are, but I can only say that your post is so REAL. I applaud you for being able to even write what you did, even though anonymously. I am grateful to you for being honest about your situation and I am so sorry that you lost your child. My own husband went through something similar. It is devastating to a family…I can say this without any hesitation. If the charges are true against this man, HE IS NOTHING MORE THAN A MAGGOT! SO SICK OF THIS PERVERSION!!!

    Courtney said:
    November 20, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    He was my parents divorce lawyer and represented me for my car accident as a child he was very close with my mother and we are both just disgusted by this we just can't believe it

    csandsberry said:
    November 20, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    I have been trying to report info I know has happened to two boys of a middle school math/science teacher in Auburn for months now. The boys have both discussed with me (I was their neighbor) and 4 other children from the school he teaches at have seen PORN on his comp at the school. The parents have talked to the kids and no one is willing to do anything even though this happened on school grounds. This guys parents have money and connections in the judicial/corrections system and all the allegations just go away. I reported it to CPS who closed it WITHOUT TALKING TO ME saying it is unfounded. I havent talked to a real worker at cps, just initial report person. These boys are a danger to community by their own admission, and the father tells them its NORMAL! Police said its not illegal for the 14y boy to have relations with the 13y old boy, not illegal for the father (MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER) to have porn at the school and give the children porn since they were 9 and 10y. Cps doesnt protect children.

      met said:
      November 21, 2012 at 12:11 AM

      Report it to the school administration…by a teacher's code of conduct/certification…it will be investigated thoroughly by the school and he will be placed on leave(or face a lawsuit). His computer will be confiscated. All schools have access to the computer records of their teachers. Furthermore, if they find anything, it will come out and they will contact the authorities.

    Joe said:
    November 20, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    Engle is a fucking queer…used to fucking him all thru law school

      Billy said:
      November 21, 2012 at 1:39 PM

      You sound homofobic. Just because a person is gay does not mean that they would hurt children.
      If this is the case you should look back to your childhood and see if you were violated.

    Dick said:
    November 20, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    David was caught sucking off my 14yo boy by my wife. She stun-gunned his dick as he ran out of our garage

    Peggy said:
    November 21, 2012 at 1:14 AM

    This is the most unchurched state in the country. If people here would please realize that they need to follow Jesus, then this would be a nicer place to live. John 3:16

    Let's Be Frank said:
    November 21, 2012 at 8:09 AM

    Peggy, are you kidding me, religion is the problem in this world and will be the reason for the demise of the world. It's idiots like you who constantly try to shove the lords word down our throats. I bet you're a typical 'hypocrite' just like all god fearing church goers. Child abuse!!! Isn't it the catholic church that is engaged in numerous allegations of abuse.

      Steve said:
      November 21, 2012 at 10:53 AM

      We'll pray for you. May God bless you.

    Rachael said:
    December 28, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    My ex husband molested children. These people are sick tricky people. They lie so easily. Generally they're believable and everyone who knew them is shocked. We shouldn't waste time putting them in prison. We should tattoo, "Pedophile" on their forehead and let them back out into the general public. Or just give them the death penalty. No sense wasting money housing/feeding/protecting this scum.

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