PD: Gilbert bike racing coach accused of child molestation

PD: Gilbert racing coach accused of molestation
Posted at 12:10 PM, Sep 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-14 11:55:43-04

A Gilbert man who volunteers at a Valley church and as a BMX biking coach is facing child molestation charges involving multiple victims.

Gilbert police said they arrested 42-year-old Randall Patrick McCamman on Saturday at his home near Recker and Warner roads.

Police began their investigation in November 2016, when a father saw a disturbing text on his child's phone. It was learned that McCamman had allegedly been molesting the boy for the past two years.

The incidents reportedly began when McCamman, a family friend and coach who volunteers at Chandler BMX, sexually grabbed the boy during the national anthem before a race in San Tan Valley.

After that, McCamman had multiple encounters with the victim.

During their investigation, Gilbert detectives located four other victims, both boys and girls ranging in age from five to 17 years old.

In one incident, another child who races BMX bikes was with McCamman in Payson for a state race. Police say he bought the boy several expensive gifts and molested the child in the forest.

Upon his arrest, McCamman denied all the allegations and requested an attorney. He is being held on a $250,000 bond on multiple charges of child molestation and sexual conduct with a minor. 

"Chandler BMX will fully cooperate with law enforcement officials during the investigation regarding the accusations on Randall McCamman, a part-time volunteer at Chandler BMX," said track director Rinny Dyar in a statement to ABC15. "We have always put safety first and this will continue to be our number one priority."

MISSION Community Church, where McCamman also served as a volunteer, spoke out Wednesday about the arrest, saying McCamman was suspended from his position pending the outcome of the investigation.

"The Director of Safety and Security, Mark Fritts, has worked closely with Gilbert Police Department who have advised him that none of the alleged victims are students or children that currently attend MISSION Community Church," the statement read.