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Former baseball coach arrested on rape, intercourse abuse of minor costs

Former baseball coach arrested on minor charges of rape and sexual abuse, police say

Updated: 9:41 PM EDT July 1, 2021

A former baseball coach was arrested on minor charges for second degree rape and sexual abuse, Baltimore County police said. While the suspect was being arrested, investigators said the case is far from over as they say there may be more victims. We’re talking about a master manipulator who really took advantage of parents who entrusted their children to this man, “said Joy Stewart, a Baltimore County police spokeswoman.” This is a person who surrounded himself with children and had access to loot . This is a person parents looked at and trusted. “Police said Melvin Tucker III, 33, who was called” Coach Joe “by his young athletes, sexually assaulted a player when he was playing for the Arbutus about two years ago Recreational League worked. “Our detectives have been involved in this investigation for quite some time. These cases take a long time and often it takes a while for victims to get in touch. “” Stewart said. While detectives were arresting Tucker, investigators said there was still much work to be done on the case as they believe that he was targeting other kids-appropriate conversation with their kids when they were around this man, “Stewart said. “When you think about these parents being exploited and the children – we just want every potential victim to get the help they need, or at least the resources that are tied to the resources that could help them get through it.” In this or other cases, please call the police at 410-307-2020.

A former baseball coach was arrested on minor charges for second degree rape and sexual abuse, Baltimore County police said.

While the suspect was being arrested, investigators said the case is far from over as there may be more victims.

“We’re talking about a master manipulator who really took advantage of parents who entrusted their children to this man,” said Joy Stewart, a Baltimore County police spokeswoman. “This is a person who surrounded himself with children and had access to prey. This is a person who parents looked at and trusted.”

Police said Melvin Tucker III, 33, called “Coach Joe” by his young athletes, sexually assaulted a player about two years ago while he was working for the Arbutus Recreational League.

“Our detectives have been involved in this investigation for a long time. These cases are time-consuming and often it takes a while for victims to get in touch,” said Stewart.

While detectives were arresting Tucker, investigators said the case still remains work, as they believe he may have targeted other children.

“So we ask parents to have this difficult conversation, an age-appropriate conversation with their children when they were around this man,” Stewart said. “When you think of the parents and children who are being exploited, we just want every potential victim to get the help they need, or at least the resources that are connected to the resources that could help them get through this.”

Anyone with information on this or any other case is asked to call the police at 410-307-2020.

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