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Former Riverdale Baptist Soccer Coach Convicted of Child Sex Abuse

Charles Vasser will have to register as a sex offender after he was convicted of abusing a teen.

A former Riverdale Baptist School soccer coach is facing 100 years in prison after he was found guilty of five counts of child sex abuse Friday, according to Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks.

Charles Vasser was convicted of sexually abusing an underage student athlete at the Upper Marlboro school while he was the coach of the girls’ soccer team. The victim was a member of the soccer team, according to Alsobrooks.

From Oct. 2008 through July 2009, Vassar had sexual contact with the victim, who was 15 years old at the time the incidents started, according to Alsobrooks. The sexual acts against the victim included "sexual intercourse, digital penetration and kissing," officials said in a release.

“While we take all crimes seriously, our community is especially devastated when a child is sexually abused at the hands of someone who seemed to be a trusted and responsible adult," Alsobrooks said.  “As a result of this important conviction, Mr. Vasser will have plenty of time to reflect on his terrible actions.”

Vasser is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 8. He faces more than 100 years in prison and will have to register as a child sex offender, according to Alsobrooks.


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