Soccer coach charged with sex crimes involving children


A 69-year-old Rowan County soccer coach is in the jail under a $500,000 bond facing several charges of sex crimes.

Ralph William Wager was booked into the Rowan County Detention Center Wednesday morning, charged with multiple sex crimes against children.

According to investigators, the Rowan County Sheriff's Office CID/SVU began investigating Wager in May 2012 after allegations surfaced that he had inappropriate sexually contact with a child under the age of 10 during the late 1980s.

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