Police investigate mistreatment claims at academy

4 students report being mistreated at prep. school

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -  

Authorities say claims by students at an expensive Northern California basketball academy of mistreatment at the school is leading to a search for more possible victims.
 
The Sacramento Bee reports that four students of the CCSE Preparatory Academy told Roseville police that they've been mistreated by the president of the academy, 24-year-old Francis Ngissah.
 
In a complaint to police on Jan. 8, the four students told investigators that they had been forced to stand in a corner, restrained with zip ties, and sometimes had clothespins clamped on their nipples as punishment.
 
After the complaint to police. Ngissah was arrested the next day on suspicion of inflicting corporal punishment on the three teenagers and one young adult. He was released on $100,000 bail.
 
Attempts by The Associated Press to reach Ngissah for comment were unsuccessful, and an email request seeking comment from the academy was not returned.
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