Coach’s charges include oral sex
The four boys also say "Coach Fred" recently asked them to lie
A longtime youth soccer coach already charged in the alleged sexual assaults of two boys allegedly fondled four other boys and performed oral sex on two of them, according to court documents.
Frederick Rames is also accused of contacting the boys after his release Sept. 23 on the original charges, and asking them to lie to police about his having touched them. Prosecutors charged Rames, 65, yesterday with 14 new counts of third-degree sexual assault, three counts of first-degree sexual assault and four counts of witness tampering. He was arrested Thursday and remains in police custody in lieu of $1 million bail.
Rames is scheduled to be in Honolulu District Court on Monday morning for his initial court appearance on the new charges.
The additional assaults on boys under age 14 are alleged to have occurred between July 2002 and last month.
In separate interviews with the four boys Sept. 27 to 30, all said Rames, whom they identified as "Coach Fred," fondled them, police said. Two of the boys said Rames performed oral sex on them on more than one occasion.
William Harrison, Rames' attorney, did not return telephone messages left at his office. Harrison had said his client was innocent of the earlier charges, and accused police of being overzealous in pursuing Rames.
In the earlier case, police said Rames admitted touching a 7-year-old boy he coached in a soccer league and one of his foster children, age 12, as he was teaching them how to masturbate, according to court records.
Police first arrested Rames on Sept. 21 for allegedly fondling the 7-year-old boy. After a physical exam had revealed the boy had contracted a sexually transmitted disease, the boy told police Rames had assaulted him.
Rames was charged on Sept. 23 with three counts of third-degree sexual assault involving the boy, and three more counts of third-degree sexual assault involving the 12-year-old.
During questioning, police said Rames waived his constitutional rights and admitted touching the boys, according to court documents.
Following his arrest, the state removed three of Rames' foster children from his Wahiawa home and suspended his foster parent license. The state Department of Human Services declined to say how long Rames had been a foster parent.
Rames said he had been involved with Soccer Association for Youth and summer indoor soccer league for 21 years. He coached five teams in the league this past year.
In his 2003 divorce, Rames indicated he had been a substitute teacher for the state Department of Education for 11 years. The last time he was on the DOE's list of substitute teachers was in June 2004, said Greg Knudsen, department spokesman.
Rames has four adult children.