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Youth Soccer Coach Accused of Molesting Player

Posted May 24, 2000

— A popular youth soccer program is in turmoil after a coach is charged with molesting one of his own players. Now police want to know if there are more victims.

Raleigh police say Malcolm Young, 31, molested a 12-year-old boy. Young was a coach for theCapital Area Soccer League, CASL.

Police say the relationship began on the soccer field, then the trouble started.

"The mother of the victim reported to us that her child had disclosed to her that there has been some inappropriate contact between him and his soccer coach," says Capt. Mike Longmire of the Raleigh Police Department.

Police say Young then took the relationship off the field.

"The children were invited over to his house to participate in sleepovers and other activities he would put together for members of his team," says Longmire.

Those get-togethers were held inside Young's north Raleigh apartment, located just off Capital Boulevard.

"We're relatively certain there's at least one more victim. We will be talking with the parents of the other children he had contact with," says Longmire.

Young was one of about 800 volunteer coaches for CASL.

"We terminated the coach immediately," says chairman Bob Bode. "We prohibit him from coming onto facility property or having any other contact. To the extent someone would obey that, that's good. We don't have police power, so we can't stop that."

Young is out of jail after posting $75,000 bond. Police and soccer leaders have met with all team parents warning that they need to talk with their children.


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