Pro Skater Arrested for Sex Crime
Brian Keith Patch of Westminster, California was charged with a violation of Penal Code Section 288, Lewd Act on a Minor. The allegation stems from an incident where prosecutors allege Mr. Patch had sexual contact with a 15-year-old female.
Orange County Deputy District Attorney Nicole Nicholson said “we have incriminating statements from the defendant.’ Prosecutors allege Patch had sexual intercourse with the 15-year-old on April 11, 2008.
Patch is the winner of 5 X games and set records for longest air in 2001.
Mr. Patch told the Orange County Register that the alleged victim called him for a place to stay and he told her he was out of town. When he arrived home, she was waiting outside his house. He let the girl sleep over and the next day her father came to pick her up. Weeks later, Patch said police asked him about sexual relations with the teen after she told her parents she was pregnant. This pregnancy, however, was a ruse by law enforcement to try and get Patch to admit sexual contact.