Calvin Washington, 23

Calvin Washington, 23, is charged with having sex with a 17-year-old girl. He was her basketball coach. 

On Aug. 5, Goodyear Police arrested Calvin Washington, 23, on charges he had sex with a 17-year-old girl. A neighbor called police to report two young people having sex in a car in the middle of the afternoon.

The girl told police she was relieved and “she felt like she could not tell him no.”

She told police Washington was her basketball coach. The victim told police she had sex with Washington three times. The first time came after he asked her to “hang out” after basketball practice at her high school in Buckeye, according to the police report.

The report stated police received a call from a citizen reporting a male and female having sex in a vehicle on West Pueblo Avenue in Goodyear. 

“Upon being contacted police officers, the male (Calvin Washington) told officers that he and the female had just had sex prior to being contacted by law enforcement,” the report said. 

Washington told officers he had sex with the victim multiple times starting in February.

According to the report, “Washington told investigators he was aware of the victim’s age because she told him she is 17 years old and he knows about when her birthday is based on social media profiles. Washington further told investigators that he has known the victim for about a year and a half and has acted as her basketball coach.” 

After an initial court appearance Aug. 6, Washington has a preliminary hearing Sept. 11.