Coach Commits Suicide After Sex Charges


A high school basketball coach committed suicide on Monday, just three days after he was accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy in Providence.

R.I. Tyrone Dale, a coach at Juanita Sanchez School and the West End Recreation Center, was charged with second-degree sexual assault and released on $20,000 on Friday, according to Providence Police Maj. David Lapatin. 

Dale hanged himself on Monday, Lapatin said.

 Police are working with school officials to investigate any other incidents involving Dale, who was a longtime youth basketball coach in the area. 

Dale was one of four men who were indicted after being accused of molesting boys at a home for troubled boys in 1992, according to Journal archives. 

He pleaded no contest on an amended charge of simple assault and received a year's probation. The home closed in 1993. 


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