High school girls soccer coach charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy


The head coach of the Champlin Park High School girls soccer team is charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy at his home while his mother was gone.

Rebecca Noonan, 31, was charged with felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct and fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct (nonconsensual sex contact), a misdemeanor.

According to the criminal complaint, Noonan – a friend of the victim's mother – was at the boy's home while his mother was gone. She went into the victim's room naked and got into his bed, then grabbed his genitals and engaged in sexual intercourse, the complaint says.

Noonan told the boy to keep it a secret because she could go to jail for a long time, charges note. The victim told his siblings, asking them not to say anything about it; they confirmed this to police.

Noonan was arrested Monday and made her first court appearance Tuesday. She was released on $50,000 bail, reports note. If convicted, she faces up to 16 years in prison.

Noonan's attorney would not comment on the case, saying he didn't know much about it outside of what was written in the complaint, the Star Tribune says.

Her future as a soccer coach at the high school is now under review as the Anoka-Hennepin School District launches an internal investigation, a spokesperson told WCCO.

Noonan, who started as an assistant coach in 2007 and became the head coach in 2012, has no other duties within the district, the Star Tribune notes.

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