The attorney for a Frisco soccer coach accused of sex assault said his client was at the end of his rope when he threatened to jump off the High Five on Monday.
"I'm not sure what any human being would do with the stress and circumstances that Mr. Hilty was facing at the time," said Paul Stuckle, attorney for Kevin Hilty.
Hilty, 42, allegedly touched and fondled at least four 12-year-old boys who he coached on a Frisco soccer team for several months.
During indoor basketball games, the boys said Hilty would make "members of the team take their respective clothes off by pressuring them and calling them names like 'wimp' and 'baby.'"
Players who missed their shots would have their private parts touched by Hilty and the other children.
One boy said it happened approximately 50 times and always at Hilty's house.
The boys also told investigators Hilty made them measure their "respective (private parts) with a wooden ruler with black numbers and against a chocolate bar."
After the parents and boys gave their statements, Frisco police brought in Hilty to question him.
Stuckle said there has been a rush to judgment against his client.
"There's a lot of pressure and coercion placed on very young children and they feel they must succumb to that pressure placed on them," Stuckle said.
Stuckle does not believe Hilty's suicide attempt is a presumption of guilt.
"These are false accusations and we will prove that in court," Stuckle said.
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