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Wake softball coach accused of indecent liberties with a child

Posted August 24, 2012

— A Wake County girls' softball coach was arrested Thursday and charged with nine counts of indecent liberties with a child, according to the Wake County Sheriff's Office.

Raymond Lamar Green, 41, of 10116 Second Star Court, coached in various girls softball leagues in Wake County, authorities said.

The sheriff's office did not release any information about possible victims or say how Green might know them.

According to the city of Raleigh, Green did coach with Raleigh Parks and Recreation from 2009 until 2011.

It wasn't immediately clear where else he might have coached because investigators did not provide the names of any softball leagues.

Green was initially jailed under a $500,000 secured bond, but a judge lowered the amount to $100,000 during a court appearance Friday afternoon.

Green's attorney, Bill Young, said his client – a husband and father of three children – and family are shocked by the allegations.

"He's a 41-year-old man with not a speck on his criminal record," Young said. "We're just going to continue gathering information and continue working with the state to see what this is all about, to see if we can make some resolution."


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  • mommytoasweetgirl Aug 28, 2012

    This is such an unfortunate situation . I don't know what the world is coming to . I played softball from 7yrs old until highschool and never once had a coach that acted inappropriate . There were times I would be dropped off because my parents had to take my other siblings to another destination . But never alone ! These days you can't trust anyone with your kids . Those that are closest to you are the ones hurting them . It's a sad world out there and it's going to be heartbreaking when Jesus comes back to see the mess the lost people in this world have made . We can only pray for them ,

  • injameswetrust2003 Aug 24, 2012

    I don't think this type of crime should have bail.

  • Uhavenoclu Aug 24, 2012

    How old was the "Child"?,13,15.17?,like the children being charged as adults because they knew what they were doing when they killed someone?

  • malonem1 Aug 24, 2012

    He should be ashamed of himself and yet, to call himself a "coach" I guess he won't be coaching anymore. I hope all the girls that were scarred by this man, have the guts to speak up and put him behind bars.

  • Obamacare returns yet again Aug 24, 2012

    Swing and a miss coach.....

  • NiceNSmooth Aug 24, 2012

    Certain types of people should not be allowed around girls. Looking at the photo I could tell instantly he was trouble.

    really? and what about the way this man looks told you this??? dont get me wrong I think he is a dirt bag... but I want to know what about how this man looks made you think he was trouble?

  • coralart Aug 24, 2012

    Certain types of people should not be allowed around girls. Looking at the photo I could tell instantly he was trouble.

  • bombayrunner Aug 24, 2012

    The conviction rates for this kind of thing are like 95% ... so go figure.

  • bombayrunner Aug 24, 2012

    It is very very hard to be innocent once accused, and usually once accused where a bond is set ... chances are pretty good you are there because you're going to be convicted. The news stations pretty much know putting you out here is going to ruin you anyway.

  • bombayrunner Aug 24, 2012

    there will be several filters of public criticism deeming its not him before any conviction, and even after that, there is a population that will disagree.