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Criminal defense: Baseball coach faces sex assault charges

| May 9, 2019 | Criminal Defense

A high school junior varsity coach in New York is under fire after allegedly interfering with one of his players, according to local sources. The baseball coach, who works in Islip School District, has already been fired from his role at the school after being arrested. He was set to be arraigned shortly thereafter, after which a criminal trial will be set. He will be represented by a criminal defense team throughout the proceedings. 

According to the limited information provided in the report, the 25-year-old man is believed to have inappropriately touched a 16-year-old female student at the high school where he works. The incident is believed to have taken place around 8:20 p.m. the evening of May 2 on school grounds. The girl reported the alleged incident to school authorities.

The school contacted local Suffolk Police Department immediately, and the man was arrested in his home the following evening. He now stands charged with endangering the welfare of a child and sex abuse. The school has since notified students and parents alike that the man was fired from his position. No further allegations have come to light at this time. 

A charge of this magnitude is enough to seriously tarnish the reputation of anyone who works with young people. Even the accusation alone could mean the end of his career, which is why it is so important for him to have his day in court. The burden of proof lies with New York prosecutors to prove in court the man is guilty of assaulting a student, while his criminal defense representation is tasked with building a strong defense and ensuring his rights are respected throughout the trial process.