Police Charge Coach In Child Sex Assault Case

Monday, September 25, 2006

HONOLULU - Honolulu police on Saturday charged a soccer coach accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old boy and infecting him with a sexually transmitted disease.

Fred Rames, 65, is a father of four and a foster parent. Rames is a coach with the Soccer Association for Youth.

Allegations of other sexual assaults are also surfacing against Rames, according to police.
Police said they are interviewing other children who said Rames sexually assaulted them.
Rames faces six charges of third-degree sexual assault.

Police are holding him on $150,000 bail.

Frederick Rames is a well-known and loved man in his community. Nobody KGMB9 talked to in Wahiawa could believe the 65-year-old soccer coach could have molested a seven-year-old boy.

"I've lived in this neighborhood all my life. I've played with his kids. I've played at his house. I don't believe anything you've just told me," Danielle Rapoza said.

But police say doctors recently diagnosed a seven-year-old boy with a sexually transmitted disease. This is when the boy told his doctor he was sexually assaulted by his soccer coach Frederick Rames.

Jed Tom is Rames' long-time friend and also a coach. He says Rames coaches kids of all ages and is a foster parent of three children who are in elementary and middle school.

Tom says Rames has fostered dozens of children over the years.

Oh great, this accused pedophile-rapist has fostered dozens of children over the years. I hope they find these kids and make sure they weren't victims too. The world is a sick place and we need to do whatever we can to keep our kids safe.
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