Police: Basketball coach encourages teen to try prostitution

Published On: Dec 18 2012 10:30:08 PM EST
Updated On: Dec 19 2012 11:46:30 AM EST
MIAMI -

A South Florida coach and basketball camp founder was arrested Tuesday and charged with trying to lead a 15-year-old boy into becoming a prostitute.

Police said 41-year-old Michael Barberan met the teenager on Facebook.

According to the police report, the teenager enjoys basketball and began hanging around with Barberan because he runs a basketball camp.

Police said Barberan asked the 15-year-old victim if he wanted to make extra money as an escort or by making a porn video.

Barberan remained in jail Tuesday night.