Youth flag football coach who allegedly hit teen referee in face charged with battery

VALENCIA, SANTA CLARITA

Authorities say the incident happened at West Creek park on April 20. Ahje Palmer, 34, of Castaic got upset about a call and walked on to the field.

Palmer then allegedly hit the 17-year-old referee in the face. The blow knocked the teen to the ground. It is unclear if the teen sustained any injuries.

Palmer will be arraigned June 19.

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