Professional skater Neal Hendrix has been accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.
25-year-old Julie Lynn Kindstrand Nelson, known in her own professional skating career as Julz Lynn, says that Hendrix “used his position of influence to pursue his own sexual ambitions, which included luring me to have sex with him” when she was only 14.
Nelson says that Hendrix first met her at a skate park in 2006 and convinced her to come to his apartment for “sex lessons.” She also stated in an interview with ESPNW that Hendrix masturbated in front of her and took naked videos of her while she was underage.
She has reached out to police in Costa Mesa, California, who are asking any other possible victims to come forward. In an email to The Wall Street Journal, Hendrix denied the claims. He has been suspended from the Olympic Skateboarding Board due to the allegations.