Dallas cheer coach arrested for sexual assault of a child at airport while trying to flee for Paris

Cameron Smith
Prep Rally

It’s a classic case of “Gotcha!” gone "Up in the Air".

A Dallas area cheer and dance coach was arrested for the disturbing and disgusting charges of sexual assault connected with three counts of continuous sexual assault of a child under the age of 14, and was caught during the most dramatic scenarios possible: trying to board a flight to Paris in Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

As reported by Dallas NBC affiliate NBCDFW.com, 30-year-old Kyle Ware was arrested at the airport and charged with the aforementioned violations, which allegedly occurred while he served as a coach at a cheerleading and dance center called Express Cheer and Dance in Frisco, Texas.

"We're very fortunate that the customs officials were able to see his name and make the arrest before he was able to get on the plane and get out of the country," Frisco Police Officer Greg Barnett told NBCDFW. "It would have been very difficult once he was out of the country to get him back to the United States to face the charges."

While Ware is innocent until proven guilty like all who are charged, Barnett issued a statement that made it clear the Frisco police have a strong case against him.

"The gym did the background checks, they did everything they needed to do to ensure to themselves and to the parents and the children that it was a safe environment to be. Unfortunately, Mr. Ware was a predator - he took advantage of his position of trust with the children," said Barnett.

Ware is being held behind bars on $300,000 bond, a total which is unlikely to be posted for his temporary release. If he is convincted the 30-year-old is likely to face between 25 and 99 years in prison.

Whatever he faces, he’ll be facing justice thanks to the quick thinking and screening of U.S. Customs officials who kept Ware in the U.S. before he could escape to the Champs D’ Elysses.

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