Court documents outline disturbing details, predatory behavior of former high school asst. coach | KOB 4

Court documents outline disturbing details, predatory behavior of former high school asst. coach

Kassi Nelson
March 16, 2018 06:16 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Buying alcohol for teenage girls in exchange for sexual favors, asking for nude photos, groping and forcing girls to have sex with him.


That's what Damien Hyatt is accused of doing to Moriarty High School students in newly released court documents. Hyatt was 24 years old at the time, and an assistant football coach for the school before being arrested in October of 2016.

The judge had previously sealed the court documents for a number of reasons, including the facts that the victims were underage students and Hyatt's mom worked at the high school as a security guard.

The sealing order states the victims did not feel safe going to school, and two of them dropped out based on harassment.

In one disturbing detail of the case, a 14-year-old girl told police Hyatt raped her outside of the high school on her way to history class. Further, he would have a 15-year-old sleep over at his house, and one victim stated Hyatt told her "if she would send him four nudity photos, he would stop asking to have sex with her."

No request was submitted to have the records re-sealed, leading to them being public. Hyatt faces dozens of charges as a result of his actions, and his trial is scheduled for May.

He is currently out of jail and on house arrest.



Kassi Nelson

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