A Mesa man, Dion Earl, was sentenced to 12 years in prison after being found guilty by a jury of Sexual Assault, Public Sexual Indecency and two counts each of Kidnapping and Assault.
On September 12, 2017 police were called by a rideshare driver after a victim was placed in his car by the defendant with money to drive her home. On the drive she explained that she had been sexually assaulted by the defendant. She later told police she had gone to the defendant’s home as a new babysitter for his children. He asked her to go to the bedrooms of the home to check on the children, but when she went to that area she instead was pulled into a room by the defendant who was naked. He held her down on a bed and then forced her to touch him and he sexually assaulted her.
Almost a month later on October 22nd a second victim who had babysat for the defendant’s children before, told police she had also been assaulted by the defendant. She told investigators the defendant gave her a hug, but then refused to let go and instead pushed her onto a bed where he touched her and made her watch as he touched himself.
When interviewed about these assaults the defendant denied doing anything wrong and said in one case it was the victim who touched him sexually.
The Seattle Times reported in December 2014 that “members of a fledging (sic) Seattle indoor soccer team” quit after a lawsuit accused their owner, Earl, “of sexually assaulting two female employees.”
“That’s when 22 players quit the Seattle Impact FC after only one regular season game,” reported the Seattle Times. “They followed the squad’s “Ladies with Impact” dance team, which had also resigned to protest the alleged assault of two of their own by Dion Earl. A former college soccer star, Earl, 42, has a history of sexual- and behavioral-misconduct allegations against him spanning nearly two decades since his days as a high-school coach.”
At the time of his most recent arrest, Earl’s LinkedIn profile indicated that he was an Executive Account Manager at Core 3 Technologies, LLC., in Phoenix.