Roseville Olympian charged with sexual misconduct with teenage athletes

Earlier this week, investigators arrested a Roseville wrestling coach and former Olympian accused of sexual misconduct with teenage athletes he coached as part of an athletic business he ran from his home.

Quincey Lee Clark, 50, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of committing lewd and lascivious acts on a child, the Roseville Police Department said in a news release Wednesday.

Clark remained in custody Wednesday afternoon at the Placer County Jail, where he was being held in lieu of $250,000 bond. Placer’s superior court records showed he was scheduled to appear Thursday for his arraignment hearing.

Court records show the Placer County District Attorney’s Office filed a criminal complaint against Clark, charging him with six counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a 14- to 15-year-old child.

Clark also faces two counts of sexual assault by fraud or an unconscious victim and two counts of sexual abuse of a minor under the age of 18, according to court records. The alleged crimes, all listed as felonies, allegedly occurred from July 15, 2020 to September 1.

The police department began investigating Clark on Sept. 3 after receiving a tip from a “community member,” according to the press release. Police said detectives identified several minors “who were victimized while sparring with Clark.”

Clark works as a wrestling coach and runs an athletic training business from his home in Roseville, police said. Clark was a member of the United States wrestling team and competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics.

On September 15, police investigators submitted the case to the district attorney’s office. On Tuesday, prosecutors obtained a warrant for Clark’s arrest. The police department arrested him later that day.

Investigators have asked anyone with information relevant to this case to call the Roseville Police Investigation Unit at 916-746-1059.

This story was originally published September 21, 2022 3:30 p.m.

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