St Maarten coach arrested on suspicion of rape

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Associated Press

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 7:36 PM

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten (AP) — The coach of a youth sports team in St. Maarten was arrested early Wednesday on suspicion of rape and sexual abuse of minors, prosecutors in the Dutch Caribbean country.

St. Maarten's Prosecutors Service identified the 48-year-old suspect only by his initials, E.Y. He was arrested at his St. Maarten home and placed in pre-trial detention. Computers and other devices from his home were confiscated by investigators.

A statement from prosecutors said "minor victims" had accused the coach of rape and sexual abuse. Detectives are investigating the claims.

St. Maarten is a constituent country of the Netherlands that shares a Caribbean island with the French dependency of St. Martin.

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