Virginia volleyball coach arrested

Posted at 3:48 PM, Aug 10, 2012
Charles E. Cole (PHOTO: Newport News Police)

Charles E. Cole (PHOTO: Newport News Police)


NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WTKR) – Newport News police have arrested a volleyball coach on charges of attempting to take indecent liberties with a 14-year-old girl.

42-year-old Charles E. Cole of Hampton was arrested on Friday and charged with five counts of attempted indecent liberties with a minor and two counts of using a communications system to facilitate certain offenses against children.

Police began investigating Cole on July 24th after receiving a complaint from one of the girl’s parents that a man had been chatting inappropriately and sending inappropriate photographs to her.

Mr. Cole is a NASA contractor who coaches for Hampton Christian Schools and also coached for the Peninsula Juniors Volleyball Club until April.

Cole was arrested without incident by the Newport News Police Department Fugitive Apprehension Unit and the US Marshals Capital Area Regional Task Force at his home in Hampton and is in custody at the Newport News City Jail.

Anyone with information of any additional victims should contact the Special Victims Unit at 928-4200.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Newport News Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Crime Line callers may remain totally anonymous, are never required to testify in court and could be eligible for a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.