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Volunteer football coach accused of rape and sexual assault


Many outstanding members of our communities are those who volunteer in youth sports and activities. Not only to the adults experience the satisfaction of working with children, but the children also benefit from having a mentor that can help steer them in the right direction throughout life. Unfortunately, if a youth volunteer is charged with a crime, it could not only jeopardize his or her freedom, but his or her reputation in the community as well.

A 35-year-old Maryland man who was a Laurel Boys and Girls Club volunteer youth football coach has been charged with sexual assault and rape in the second degree. The alleged victims were a 18-year-old member of the coach's family and her friend. According to the young woman, the man sexually assaulted her almost every day since November 2016. The alleged incidents reportedly took place at home. The young woman's friend also claimed the man sexually assaulted her.

The Laurel Boys and Girls Club had performed a background check on the man, which he passed. However, due to these recent allegations, he is no longer allowed to coach, or even be on the premises. In fact, the vice president of the club has stated that it did not matter to him whether the man was found guilty or innocent, he was no longer welcome at the club.

The man had been volunteering at the club for the past three years. His role included coaching six to eight year old boys in football. He went so far as to make a GoFundMe page to help raise the money needed for the team to go to the 2015 national championships. His nephew was even one of the members of the team he coached in fall 2016.

This story serves as a prime example of how even mere allegations of sex crimes can cause serious damage to a person's reputation. For some community members, it doesn't even matter that every person in our nation is innocent until proven guilty. This is unfortunate, as being innocent until proven guilty is one of the pillars of our nation's criminal justice system. Therefore, those facing charges of sex crimes may want to take every step necessary to defend themselves. A criminal defense attorney can be your best ally in such situations.

Source: fox5dc, "Youth football coach charged with sexual assault of family member, her friend," Lauren DeMarco, Feb. 9, 2017

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