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Former Youth Coach Arrested, Charged with Abuse

Andy Berg

A former Maryland youth baseball coach has been arrested for allegedly abusing children while he was helping the team.

Baltimore police arrested 33-year-old Melvin Tucker III of Dundalk on six charges, including second-degree rape and sexual abuse of a minor, according to online court records reported by The Baltimore Sun.

A victim came forward, telling police that “Coach Joe” abused them while he was coaching the Arbutus Recreational League baseball team.

Tucker is being held without bail. 

Detectives believe there may be more victims and encourage anyone with information to come forward.

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