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CEO of Basketball Prep School Arrested on Child Abuse Charges

Francis Amiteye Ngissah was arrested Tuesday in Roseville.

Roseville police arrested Francis Amiteye Ngissah, 24, Tuesday on charges he restrained three kids and one adult with zip-ties and attached clothespins to their nipples as punishment.

Ngissah is listed on Twitter as the CEO and president of CCSE Prep Academy, a charter basketball school.

Here are more details, courtesy of the Roseville Police Department:

On the afternoon of January 8, three teenage boys and one young adult male came to the Roseville Police department to report having been subjected to unusual physical punishment.  They were enrolled in CCSE Prep Academy, an organization advertised as a private college preparatory school for basketball athletes, and were boarding with Ngissah at his home on Woodleaf Circle in Roseville.   Three of them are foreign exchange students. They reported that they had been subjected to physical punishment, including being required to stand in a corner for long periods of time while restrained by zip-ties, and having clothes pins attached to their nipples.  

After an investigation, detectives arrested Ngissah on suspicion of child abuse involving cruel corporal punishment and willful cruelty, battery and false imprisonment.  He has since been released from the Placer County Jail after posting a $100,000 bail bond.  The three juveniles were released to the custody of child protective authorities, and the young adult made other living arrangements.    No other students were living at Ngissah's home at the time of the arrests.

Detectives believe that there may be additional victims who left the program previously. Anyone who has information that would assist in this investigation is asked to call the Roseville Police Department's investigation unit at (916)774-5070.

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Walt N. January 10, 2013 at 10:41 PM
A prep. academy without a physical address or business phone operated by a 24 year old. This arrest could possibly open up a bigger can of worms for Mr. Ngissah.
L Litz January 16, 2013 at 05:56 AM
His website lists him as coach and school president. It says they prepare basketball players and teach an IB program; wonder who their educators are? wonder how they fare on IB exams?
Michael Laabs January 16, 2013 at 03:11 PM
The can of worms is opening on this guy. I am pretty sure we will find more issues. It is 2013 people we DO NOT TORTURE FEAR is NOT a good MOTIVATOR!!!!

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