A prominent Bay Area badminton coach, Phu Khuu, was arrested on July 25, 2023, for alleged lewd and lascivious acts with a 14-year-old juvenile.
Bay Area Badminton Coach Arrested on Serious Charges
The Milpitas Police Department released a statement confirming arrest of the badminton coach and the ongoing investigation into the matter. Khuu, a 51-year-old Fremont resident and badminton coach, co-owns and coaches at Bintang Badminton, a well-known badminton facility located at 746 S. Milpitas Blvd. According to the press release, the police initiated their investigation after receiving reports of an inappropriate relationship between Khuu and a juvenile victim on July 13, 2023. The victim disclosed incidents of inappropriate physical contact and sexual communication with the badminton coach. Detectives later determined that the alleged misconduct occurred at the Bintang Badminton facility in Milpitas, where Khuu is actively involved in coaching and managing operations.
Authorities Investigate Bay Area Badminton Coach Amidst Legal Action
Khuu’s arrest has sent shockwaves through the local badminton community, where he was known as a respected badminton coach and mentor to young athletes. Bintang Badminton, a well-regarded institution with multiple facilities across the Bay Area, has expressed its deep concern over the allegations against its co-owner and badminton coach, and has pledged to cooperate fully with law enforcement during the investigation. As the legal proceedings continue, the Milpitas Police Department urges anyone with additional information or potential victims to come forward. The case highlights the importance of safeguarding young athletes and enforcing stringent background checks on badminton coach and child protection protocols within the sports coaching community. The local badminton community grapples with the allegations, hoping for a just resolution and emphasizing the significance of ensuring a safe and nurturing environment for all participants in the sport.