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Woman sues former youth soccer coach, Indiana Soccer Association for sexual misconduct

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — A former Indiana University women’s soccer recruit is suing a youth soccer coach and the Indiana Soccer Association over allegations of sexual abuse.

Attorneys for Haley Osborne, 19, filed the suit Wednesday in a Hamilton County courtroom.

Osborne, who gave News 8 permission to use her name through an attorney, claims the coach, Jeremy Tudela, forced her to have sex with him multiple times while she attended his Tudela Soccer Academy in Newburgh, Indiana.

News 8 does not typically identify victims of sexual crimes without their consent.

The suit claims Osborne began playing soccer for Tudela FC in 2015, when she was 12 years old.

The suit alleges Tudela forced Osborne to have sex with him multiple times between November 2018 and June 2019.

Police arrested Tudela in August 2019 on charges that included child seduction. He eventually pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a year in prison and two years of home detentio.

The lawsuit claims Tudela faced allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor as early as 2006, but that the Indiana Soccer Association and the United States Youth Soccer Association continued to allow him to coach.  The victims was signed to play college for the IU Women’s Soccer team, but the lawsuit claims Osborne recanted acceptance of her full-ride scholarship because of the mental anguish she suffered.