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Mar 20, 6:57 PM EDT

Youth coach charged with sexual abuse


LINCOLN CITY, Ore. (AP) -- A youth coach in the coastal town of Lincoln City has been charged with more than two dozen sex crimes.

KATU-TV reports (https://goo.gl/zZ4McD ) 22-year-old Tyler William Lopez was charged Monday with sex abuse crimes involving seven boys.

Lopez worked as a football coach at Taft High School in Lincoln County, and as a baseball coach at Lincoln City Youth League. Officials say he passed both background checks.

Lopez's bail was set at $1.5 million and he remains in jail.

Lincoln City Police believe there may be more victims or witnesses and are hoping they'll come forward to speak with investigators. Anyone with information is asked to call Lincoln City police at (541) 994-3636.

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Information from: KATU-TV, http://www.katu.com/

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