RALEIGH, N.C. — Authorities say the owner of a sports training and performance center in North Carolina is accused of putting his hand down the pants of a girl.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that an arrest warrant filed Wednesday at the Wake County Clerk of Courts Office says 45-year-old Samuel Oscar Blue has been charged with one misdemeanor count of sexual battery. Blue owns Triangle Vertimax Athletic Sports Performance and Wellness in Raleigh.

Police say the child’s mother called police Tuesday night. The arrest warrant says Blue “unlawfully and willfully did for the purpose of sexual gratification engage in sexual contact” by force, against the will of the child. The child’s age hasn’t been released.

Blue is free on $1,000 bond. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.


Information from: The News & Observer, http://www.newsobserver.com