Michael Basse: University Place Coach Faces Child Rape Charges By Cochran Douglas on April 24, 2023

Basse Charged with Child Rape and Child Molestation in Pierce County Superior Court 

Michael Basse, former University Place School District employee, coach, and jujitsu instructor was charged with eight (8) separate counts of child rape and five (5) separate counts of child molestation today in Pierce County Superior Court located in Tacoma, Washington.


Cochran Douglas, PLLC Represents Basse's Victims

Cochran Douglas, PLLC represents Basse's victims and is currently in the process of investigating a variety of claims.

Today, several of our clients appeared at Basse's arraignment to face their abuser and inform the Court of the significant threat that Basse poses to our community. As of this afternoon, Basse remained in custody pending bail.

If you or someone you know has any information regarding Michael Basse or Mike Basse, please contact us directly at (253) 472-7777.

Are You a Sexual Abuse Survivor?

At Cochran Douglas, PLLC, we are committed to helping victims of sexual abuse, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and child molestation by filing a lawsuit on their behalf. We bring years of legal experience to the table, and we can examine your case and help you explore all your legal options.

Don’t let your perpetrator be one of the hundreds who go unpunished. Contact our Tacoma, Washington law office today.


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