NY Police Arrest Bergen County Wrestling Coach Accused of Sex Crime
A man from New York who spent time volunteering as a wrestling coach in Bergen County NJ faces sexual abuse charges after allegedly using the Internet to lure a teen.
According to NY authorities, the suspect, an 18-year-old male who lives in Clarkstown, New York, went on various social media accounts, including Snapchat, and got a minor to agree to meet him for sex.
The suspect was not employed as a wrestling coach, but he did volunteer at several Bergen County wrestling tournaments. He also reportedly traveled to New Jersey and New York so that he could offer assistance to young wrestlers.
The suspect reportedly started committed sexual offenses against the underage victim in December 2015. NY police opened an investigation into the suspect after learning about the sex crime allegations in February 2016.
The suspect was later placed under arrest by law enforcement in New York. He has been charged with multiple sexual offenses, including felony sexual abuse, sexual misconduct, and endangering the welfare of a child. The suspect will face the sex crime charges in NY.
Authorities think that there may be additional victims in the case. Members of the public with information about the suspect should call the Clarkstown Juvenile Aid Bureau at 845-639-5835.
For additional information about this case, read the Patch.com article, “Bergen Wrestling Coach Accused of Sexually Abusing Teen: Police.”