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Virginia volleyball coach arrested for sexually assaulting player

Posted at 12:00 PM, Aug 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-16 22:19:26-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A high school volleyball coach was arrested for sexually assaulting a 17-year-old player, according to Chesterfield Police.

Elisabeth R. Bredemeier, 21, of Powhatan, was charged with taking indecent liberties with a child by custodian and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Elisabeth Bredemeier
Elisabeth Bredemeier

Bredemeier is a coach at Richmond Christian School in Chesterfield, according to police.

The alleged assaults against the female student took place off-campus between April and July, according to police.

A family member of the student reported the relationship to the police last week.

Investigators asked anyone with information to call Chesterfield Police at 804-748-1251.

Following the arrest, Richmond Christian School released the following statement:

Richmond Christian School (RCS) is aware that a former employee has been arrested and charged with crimes against a minor. The former employee was most recently the school’s girls’ volleyball coach. She is no longer employed by RCS. We understand that the alleged conduct took place off school grounds. Child safety, education and development are paramount here at RCS. As such, we are deeply disturbed by the allegations; we take these developments and their potential impact on our community very seriously; and we are cooperating with authorities. Since this is an ongoing police investigation, given the legal process, please understand that we are not able to comment further at this time.

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