Meagan Billingsley Deese, 30, of Pelham, Shelby County, Alabama, United States is a former softball player and coach of a travel sports team. Aside from Pelham, she has lived in other parts of Alabama including Columbiana and Cottondale.
As a softball player, Deese played for Ashley Phillips at Shelby County High School in Columbiana. In 2007, Deese helped guide her squad to the state tournament.
During Deese’s freshman season in the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama in 2010, she saw time in 20 games as a reserve. That year, she scored 10 times while frequently used as a pinch runner.
In 2011, Deese started 41 games while appearing in 52 for the UAH Chargers in her sophomore campaign. During her junior season in 2012, she recorded 40 starts and appeared in 53 contests.
Deese is accused of abusing a female juvenile from 2014 to 2016. The Pelham resident was a coach on the juvenile’s travel sports team.
On February 14, 2022, the alleged victim, who was already an adult, told Hoover Police Department officers in Hoover, Alabama that she had been subjected to unwanted sexual contact by Deese over a period of two to three years. Detectives from the department’s special victims unit launched an investigation and obtained warrants for several charges.
On February 23, 2022, Deese was arrested and booked into the Jefferson County Jail in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama. She was charged with sodomy in the first degree, sexual abuse in the first degree and enticing a child to enter a vehicle and house for an immoral purpose.
Deese’s bond was set at $90,000. She was released from jail after posting the bond.