High school coach charged with sexual abuse of a minor

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PRINCE GEORGE’S, CO — PG Detectives arrested and charged a high school coach for engaging in a sexual relationship with a student. The suspect is 23-year-old Charles Wolford. He is a track coach at Fairmont Heights High School in Hyattsville.

The preliminary investigation reveals the sexual acts occurred between Wolford and the 16-year-old female student in the last week. None of the sexual acts took place on school grounds. Wolford is also a teacher’s aide at Gladys N. Spellman Elementary School in Cheverly.

There are  currently no accusations of wrongdoing connected to that school.

Wolford is charged with sexual abuse of a minor, second degree assault and fourth degree sex offense/person in position of authority. He is in custody of the Department of Corrections.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to please call our Sexual Assault Unit at 301-772-4908. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.)

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