Football coach offered $70 to boy for photo of his genitals, police say

Davarius Durham

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A Tampa football coach is accused of offering to pay $70 to a 15-year-old boy, if the boy sent him a photo of his genitals.

Tampa Police Department detectives say Davarius Durham, 27, used the KIK messenger app to send messages to the victim between Dec. 12 and Feb. 29. The victim did not send the requested photo.

Durham was the victim’s football coach through the Tampa Bay Youth Football League.

A City of Tampa Park’s employee contacted his supervisor and notified him about potential illegal activity and an investigation was initiated. During the investigation, detectives say they learned that there were two additional victims.

The three victims did not meet the suspect through City of Tampa Parks programs, according to investigators. The suspect coached the three victims in football.

Police say Durham fled Tampa on April 6. The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested him at a family member’s home in Miami Gardens. He was transported back to Tampa and booked into the Hillsborough County Jail Thursday night.

Investigators say they do not know if there are any additional victims who are City of Tampa Parks participants. It is an ongoing investigation and detectives encourage anyone with information or any additional victims to contact The Tampa Police Department.

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