Edmond Youth Sports Organization Contract Under Question After Hiring Of Alleged Child Rape Suspect

Edmond city leaders will consider ending an agreement with a youth sports league organization. Edmond All Sports, Inc. is under fire after recently hiring a man accused of raping a 13-year-old to umpire youth baseball games. Parents upset over EASI’s involvement with child rape suspect Levi Clark took their concerns to the Edmond City Council.

Saturday, October 9th 2021, 10:02 pm



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Edmond city leaders will consider ending an agreement with a youth sports league organization. Edmond All Sports, Inc. is under fire after recently hiring a man accused of raping a 13-year-old to umpire youth baseball games.

Parents upset over EASI’s involvement with child rape suspect Levi Clark took their concerns to the Edmond City Council. The council will consider and discuss taking action to terminate its agreement with EASI.

“If this is their practice,” said Jenifer Standish, a concerned parent. “I just think we would want to look into this more.”

Parent Jenifer Standish was in shock when she learned EASI hired Clark to umpire youth baseball games at Hafer Park last weekend. Clark was arrested and has been under investigation by the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office for the alleged rape of a 13-year-old boy last year.

“My heart dropped,” Standish said. “I mean it was disappointing and scary. I have an eight-year-old son. We were at the park all weekend, Saturday and Sunday.”

Standish and many other concerned parents contacted their Edmond city council members. The city has a contract with EASI to operate youth sports.

Ward 2 Edmond city councilman Josh Moore told News 9 the council will take a look at that agreement, as well as other facility operators at the next council meeting. Moore sent this statement on Saturday.

“Youth athletics are one of many priorities to the Edmond City Council. We continue to make plans to have the best facilities in the region for youth development, healthy activities, and positive economic impacts. Our partners that operate our facilities should also be the best in the region and represent our city at the highest levels. I'm in support of any City of Edmond policy that ensures that safety, quality and ethical standards are being met.” Josh Moore, Ward 2 Edmond City Council

Parents also want to know how background checks are being handled. Standish said she never received a response when EASI was asked about Clark's background.

“I’m a little concerned as are a lot of parents about if background checks are being performed,” Standish said.

Standish said she plans to be at the city council meeting on Monday and encourages other parents to be there.

Clark has not been formally charged by the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office.

News 9 did reach out to EASI’s owner and director, but she never called back.

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