Local girls soccer coach arrested on charges of sexually abusing at least one of his players; additional potential victims sought

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: June 12, 2013, 2:52 p.m.

Media and Interested Parties


Booking photo: Joseph Christopher Leonetti

On Wenesday, June 12, 2013, detectives with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Child Abuse Team and the Oregon City Police Department arrested 43-year-old Joseph Christopher Leonetti of Oregon City at his residence and lodged him in the Clackamas County Jail on five counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree. Bail is set at $1,250,000.

Leonetti is currently a local club soccer coach in the Oregon City, area and has a lengthy history of coaching girls soccer, including coaching the West Linn High School Girls' soccer team from 1997-2006.

The reported victim in this case was an 12-year-old player, unrelated to Leonetti, on a club team coached by the suspect.

The alleged crimes occurred as recently as fall/winter 2012.

Full booking information is also online here.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is concerned there may be additional victims -- and are asking for your help.


Investigators are not ruling out the possibility of other non-related victims.

If you or someone you know has any information about suspicious or questionable activity involving Leonetti, please contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online e-mail form.

The public can also submit crime-tip text messages to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office from a cell phone. All users have to do is send a text message to CRIMES (274637 on your phone keypad) -- with the keyword CCSO as the first word in the message body. Important reminder: Please do not send emergency messages using the text-messaging system -- in case of an emergency, call 911.


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Contact Info:
Deputy Mark Nikolai
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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