A Reisterstown soccer coach, who once worked for Baltimore County's Department of Recreation and Parks, has been arrested and charged with fondling two boys.
One of the incidents allegedly occurred in March at the coach's home. The other allegedly occurred during a July 1991 soccer camp in northern Baltimore County.
County police arrested Ronald Samuel Kiewe, 35, on Friday and charged him with two counts of child abuse and two counts of third-degree sexual offense. Mr. Kiewe, of the 100 block of Hammershire Road, has been released on $35,000 bail.
He was charged after an 11-year-old boy's parents told police their son had been fondled in Mr. Kiewe's home on March 25.
Mr. Kiewe worked as a supervisor for the county's Department of Recreation and Parks in the northwestern area about six years ago, according to Charles Fisher, deputy director of the department.
Sgt. Stephen R. Doarnberger, a county police spokesman, said police child abuse investigators knew of the July 1991 allegation against Mr. Kiewe. However, the parents of that boy did not press charges at that time. Sergeant Doarnberger said
they did not want to put their son, then 10, through the ordeal of testifying in court.
"In the most recent case," said Sergeant Doarnberger, "the parents came right to us."
After receiving a report of the March incident, police went back to the parents who had declined to press charges in 1991. Police asked them if they now wanted to press charges, Sergeant Doarnberger said, and they agreed. The alleged July 1991 fondling incident was said to have occurred during a soccer camp at the Old Field School in Sparks in one of the school buildings, Sergeant Doarnberger said. At the time, Mr. Kiewe worked for former Baltimore Blast player Keith Van Eron, who operated the soccer camp.