Wahiawa coach charged in sex assaults
More parents have told police their kids are having problems
A Wahiawa soccer coach was charged yesterday with a total of six third-degree sexual assault charges against two boys, including one of whom contracted a sexually transmitted disease.
Frederick Rames, 65, of 25 Holua Way in Wahiawa, was charged yesterday shortly before 4 p.m. Bail was set at $150,000.
Rames was originally arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old boy in the coach's home. The boy played soccer on a team coached by Rames, police said.
Police did not give any details on the new allegations related to a second boy, 12.
Since Rames' arrest, several foster parents have notified police that their children, who have been through foster care with Rames, are having problems, police said.
Officers were investigating those calls yesterday.
Police arrested Rames on Thursday afternoon at the Kaala Elementary School after the 7-year-old boy told police that Rames had sexually assaulted him.
The boy told police about the incident after a physical exam diagnosed him with venereal disease.
Rames runs an indoor youth soccer association called "Say Soccer" in Wahiawa. He coached five teams in the league this summer.
A woman who answered the phone at Frederick Rames' house said she had no comment.
According to state law, a person commits the offense of sexual assault in the third degree if he knowingly subjects someone younger than 14-years-old to have sexual contact or causes the minor to have sexual contact with him.
Sexual assault in the third degree is a Class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison.