A NY man who volunteered as a Bergen County wrestling coach has been charged with sexual abuse after he allegedly lured a teen over the Internet.
According to New York law enforcement, the suspect, an 18-year-old man who lives in Clarkstown NY, used Snapchat and other social media accounts to convince a minor to meet up with him to engage in sex.
The suspect served as a volunteer coach at Bergen County wrestling tournaments. He reportedly traveled across New Jersey and New York to provide assistance to young wrestlers at wrestling tournaments.
The suspect allegedly began committed sex crimes against the victim in December 2015. NY police became aware of the sexual crime allegations in February 2016 after the victim’s parents notified local police.
The suspect was later arrested by Clarkstown NY police. He was then charged with numerous sex crimes, including felony sexual abuse, sexual misconduct, and endangering the welfare of a child. The suspect will be subject to the sex offense charges in New York.
Investigators believe that there may be other sex crime victims in the case. Anyone with information about the suspect or any sexual offenses that he might have committed should contact the Clarkstown Juvenile Aid Bureau at 845-639-5835.
For further information about this case, see the Patch.com article, “Bergen Wrestling Coach Accused of Sexually Abusing Teen: Police.”