This case involves a former youth basketball coach who was hired by the defendant municipality to coach their intramural sports programs. Unbeknownst to the defendants, the coach had previously been fired and banned from an adjacent school district for molesting children, after which he had been recommended to a sex therapist who he never contacted. The defendant municipality did not conduct a thorough background check before hiring this individual. The plaintiff joined one of these teams, and over time he was sexually assaulted, abused, and molested. It was alleged that the municipality failed to perform basic diligence during the hiring of this coach, including a criminal background check, which would have revealed his prior convictions for sexual assault.