OSHKOSH, Wis. (WBAY) – Oshkosh Police say their investigation of inappropriate conduct by a former West High School soccer coach found evidence of second-degree sexual assault and exposing a child to harmful material.
The 23-year-old junior varsity boys’ soccer coach was arrested Sunday and is in the Winnebago County Jail pending charges.
The school tells Action 2 News the victims are two female students who attended West High School and had contact with the coach through an amateur soccer league. Police say both were minors.
“There was some personal contact, some comments that were made while the student and the coach were together. There was some electronic messages that were sent from the coach to the student,” Lt. Kevin Konrad, Oshkosh Police Department, said.
Police tell us the school resource officer was made aware on Friday of inappropriate conduct between the coach and students.
After the officer talked with the students and some adults, a search warrant was obtained.
The coach’s contract was already up for the year and is not being renewed, school officials tell us. He did not teach at the school.
“All of our assistant coaches as well as our coaches serve one year one season terms, and this individuals coaching contract with the district expired at the end of the soccer season which was about a week and a half ago,” said Supt. Stan Mack of the Oshkosh Area School District.
The school is notifying soccer students and their families.
Mack added,”What we feel the most concern for is the victims involved with the circumstance, and so our first issue is always worrying about the victim or potential other victims that could be discovered.”
Police are asking anyone with information pertaining to this case to contact Officer David Maas at (920) 236-5700.