ROSEVILLE, CA - Five students allege bizarre physical abuse and false imprisonment by the coach and president of a Roseville college preparatory basketball academy.
Roseville police arrested Francis Ngissah, 24, and charged him with cruelty to minors and battery of an adult. Detective Sgt. Darin DeFreece said Ngissah had been running the CCSE Prep Academy and housing out of his Woodleaf Circle home since September.
"Two days ago, four students came into our lobby and alleged they suffered physical abuse from their coach/host father and that he was kind of punishing them in unusual ways," DeFreece said.
The students, ages 15 and 17 from France, a 17 year-old from Sacramento and a 20-year-old from Brazil, reported being restrained by zip-ties and forced to stand in a corner for hours. They also allege Ngissah would attach clothes pins to their nipples and would time out the torture for as long as 56 minutes.