Accused Former Coach In Court

MEDFORD, Ore. — A man accused of taking pictures of children while they were changing appeared in court on Thursday for his arraignment. Former gymnastics coach Jeffery Scott Bettman was charged again Wednesday morning on charges of encouraging child sex abuse and using a child in display of sexually explicit conduct. In court, Bettman’s appearance … Continue reading »

Former Gymnastics Coach Arrested Again

MEDFORD, Ore. — A former Southern Oregon gymnastics coach already accused of child pornography is arrested again. Investigators have brought more charges against Jeffrey Bettman who is accused of taking pictures of students while they were changing. Jeffery Bettman was a former gymnastics instructor and sports photographer in the Rogue Valley. In November, he was … Continue reading »

Bettman Abuse Connection In California

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — A former gymnastics coach, accused of taking secret videos of local underage children, may have been involved in similar activity years before coming to Southern Oregon. A lawyer in Southern California is saying if authorities there had taken those accusations more seriously, it could have prevented children in Oregon from being … Continue reading »

More Victims In Gymnastics Abuse Case

MEDFORD, Ore. – The investigation continues in the case of a Medford gymnastics coach facing charges of encouraging child sex abuse. Officials say the number of potential victims has more than doubled since information was first released on Monday. Jeffrey Bettman was arrested at his home last Friday, after the Southern Oregon High Tech Crimes … Continue reading »

Gymnastics Coach Arrested for Child Porn

MEDFORD, Ore, – A longtime gymnastics coach and sports photographer is under arrest, suspected of secretly taking pictures of students while they were changing. Police say it may have occurred during a nine-year period at several gymnastics facilities across Southern Oregon. Police arrested 54-year-old Jeffrey Bettman on Nov. 2, and he is in the Jackson … Continue reading »