Forrest Sherman file photo

A civil lawsuit, accuses Forrest Sherman, left, of sexually abusing a former Southridge High School student in 2007 at a Hillsboro gym.

A former Southridge High School student is suing a well-known high school and college sports coach, alleging he sexually abused her in 2007.

The complaint, filed Dec. 22, 2022, in Multnomah County Circuit Court, accuses Forrest Sherman of eventually raping the girl and engaging in other sexual activity with her while he was employed as a trainer at the now-closed Velocity Sports Performance in Hillsboro.

Ray Pitz is a reporter based in Tigard.

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