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MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida coach arrested for alleged abuse of two sisters is now facing additional charges after more alleged victims came forward.

Darius Lawshea, 45, the head coach of Miami Gardens Xpress Track and Field, was arrested earlier this week on two child molestation cases and three times for sexual assault against minors.

Now he is facing additional charges, including two more child abuse cases and another minor sexual battery case.

A 15-year-old victim told police in June that Lawshea was inappropriately touching and recording her, according to an arrest report.

“The defendant kept touching the victim’s chest and slapping the victim’s buttocks with his hands without their permission,” the police wrote in the arrest report.

Police said the 45-year-old allegedly sent inappropriate messages on Instagram, telling her with heart, “This is why I love you” and with two hearts, “You are such a sweetheart”.

A second victim said he forced her to engage in sexual acts. The second victim also said the abuse took place between the ages of 12 and 13.

The new allegations against Lawshea date from 2012.

The trainer is said to have picked up the victim from middle school once, “then he took her to his apartment and told her to undress,” the arrest report said. The report then set out how the victim was molested and raped.

Lawshea was previously accused of molesting two sisters.

The sibling’s mother spoke to 7News on Monday and said they were both former members of Lawshea’s Track Club and both of the alleged abuse began at the age of 14.

“My youngest daughter made allegations that he touched and molested her,” she said. “Who knows how many other kids he’s done it to by then?”

The mother said this alleged abuse took place last year. When she went to the police months later, her older daughter, who is now 24, came forward and said she was raped by Lawshea 10 years ago.

“I’m just glad I got forward,” she said. “When I first asked about it, some people even said, ‘OK, good luck with that. ‘Don’t be afraid to speak up, there are many other children who could be spared this. “

Miami Gardens Xpress Track & Field has since posted a statement on social media. In the statement, the club said they are aware of the allegations and have no other comment than to ask for prayers for the families, athletes and coaches.

Lawshea’s next appearance in court is scheduled for Thursday.

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