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

A map shows West Creek Park in Valencia.

May 29, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A youth flag football coach accused of attacking a teen referee in Valencia last month has been charged with battery.

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.