Former Maryland youth soccer coach charged with child abuse


A former youth league soccer coach turned himself in to police after an alleged victim told authorities that the man sexually abused the individual on two occasions about four to eight years ago.

Eris Murray, 55, of the 1700 block of Wolcott Way in Hanover, voluntarily turned himself in on Dec. 22 and was subsequently charged with numerous charges related to the alleged incident, according to The Anne Arundel County Police Department. In October 2016 the Department of Social Services received a report of sexual abuse involving Murray.

An unidentified juvenile victim said Murray had sexually abused them twice between four and eight years ago. Murray was their youth league soccer coach for the Maryland City Mustangs during the alleged abuse, according to the vicitim.

After interviews were conducted by detectives with the department's Child Abuse Unit, police say an arrest warrant was obtained, but Murray turned himself in without any noted incident.

Murray was charged with two counts of second degree sexual offense, two counts of a third degree sexual offense, two counts of a fourth degree sexual offense, sexual abuse of a minor, second degree child abuse, two counts of second degree assault, and two counts of sodomy.


As the investigation continues the Anne Arundel County Police is urging any other victims or anyone with information on this incident to contact the Anne Arundel County Child Abuse Unit at 410-222-4733.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line at 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.

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