A 21-year-old volleyball coach for a local Christian school was arrested Sunday and charged with sexually assaulting a teenage player while in a custodial relationship.
Elisabeth R. Bredemeier, 21, of the 2600 block of Red Lane Road in Powhatan, was charged with taking indecent liberties with a child through her role as a coach, a felony, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a misdemeanor.
The alleged offense occurred at a residence in Chesterfield between April and mid-July, Chesterfield police Sgt. Michael Agnew. Bredemeier was a volleyball coach for Richmond Christian School at 6511 Belmont Road in Chesterfield, he said.
“Because she was a coach for the school, she was in a position of authority and a custodian to this young lady,” Agnew said.
The alleged victim’s family reported the incident to police, said Agnew, who declined to elaborate on the nature of the assault.
A message left for the school’s headmaster seeking comment was not immediately returned.
Police said the incident remains under investigation and urged anyone with information to contact them (804) 748-1251.