A Meriden man who worked with children as a youth football coach and volunteered as a judo instructor has been arrested in Rhode Island and charged with five counts of 1st Degree Sexual Assault, 4 counts of 1st Degree Child Molestation and one count of 3rd Degree Sexual assault.
Rhode Island state police arrested Curtis Rogers, 37, of 96 Franklin St. on Wednesday.
Tuesday, the parents of a 15-year-old boy contacted them and said their son and two of his friends had been sexually assaulted by an adult, identified as Rogers, police said.
Rhode Island state police say their investigation into the allegations by the 15-year-old has led to additional victims.
Rogers has coached youth basketball in the Pawtucket area. He is currently the head coach of the Pawtucket Crusaders preteen football team.
Rogers appeared in a Warwick, RI courtroom on Thursday. The judge ordered him held without bail and to have no contact with the victims.
He is due back in court on July 7 for a bail hearing.