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Youth Basketball Coach Lorenzo Green Lured Boys to His Home with "Masturbation Contests"

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Lorenzo Green, a man who identified himself as a independent youth basketball coach, has been arrested for luring boys to his home and offering prize money for "masturbation contests." The Miami Police Department's Special Victims Unit is looking for more potential victims.

Green has been coaching kids at local basketball courts for nearly 15 years. Indeed, the Miami Police Department's press release about his arrest even notes that "he's been a role model to kids for over a decade." But Green allegedly had a dark side.

Two boys, ages 13 and 15, came forward to report they had been taken advantage of by Green. They say he lured them to his house at 6603 NW Third Ct. several times. He then would put on pornographic videos and promise the boys cash prizes to compete in masturbation contests. No money was never actually paid out afterward.

Green has now been arrested and charged with with two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation, four counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition, and four counts of prohibition of certain acts in connection with obscenity.

Police are searching for other potential victims. Anyone with information is asked to call the Special Victims Unit at 305-603-6300.

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