According to Calvert County law enforcement officers, two of its former players came forward for sexual abuse in 2009.
CALVERT COUNTY, Md. – A youth soccer coach from Calvert County, Maryland was charged with four cases of sexual abuse of a minor after an investigation into allegations made by two of his former players who made allegations against the man. The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement to the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office WUSA9.
Moshe Michael Imel, 50, of Owings, Maryland, was arrested on March 18 by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). The allegations Imel faces date back to when the two former players were coached by him in 2009, CCSO said.
CCSO said its investigation gave detectives enough probable reason to accuse Imel of the abuse allegations his former players made against him.
“Detectives believe there may be more victims. As a precautionary measure, parents are asked to speak to their children about Imel and report any activity that may be considered inappropriate,” said CCSO.
Owings husband arrested for sexual abuse of minors https://t.co/xd5Yxzctfk pic.twitter.com/ZuWtmQ5146
– Calvert County Sheriff’s Office (@CalvertSheriff) March 20, 2021
CCSO said Imel was also a coach and mentor in other surrounding “jurisdictions” outside of Calvert County
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Detective Mudd at Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org.
WUSA9 will continue to provide updates on this story as soon as more information arrives in our newsroom.
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