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Youth soccer coach charged in connection with sexual assault of 11-year-old girl in Morris County, officials say

RIVERDALE, NJ (Morris County) – A youth soccer coach faces sexual assault charges against an 11-year-old girl, according to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp.

Alejandro Almazan, 33, of Pompton Lakes has been charged with two counts of second-degree sexual assault, third-degree endangering the welfare of children, and fourth-degree lewdness, Knapp said.

It is alleged that on Aug. 9, the 11-year-old girl had a private soccer lesson with Almazanm, who is her coach through the Ramapo Youth Soccer Association. During the lesson, he had the victim jog with him to a private area within Independence Field in Riverdale, Knapp said.

During that time, Almazan allegedly contacted the child’s intimate body parts over her clothing. The victim also disclosed that he pulled up his shorts and exposed his penis to her, Knapp said.

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit and the Riverdale Police Department investigated the incident, Knapp said.

Anyone with information relating to this incident is encouraged to call Det. Lydia Negron of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6213 or the Riverdale Police Department at 973-835-0034.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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