• Charlotte man faces new accusations of child molestation

    By: Dave Faherty


    ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. - A Charlotte man who used to coach soccer at Catawba College faces new charges of molesting a child.  

    In July, Eyewitness News first reported Ralph Wager was accused of molesting a boy in the late 1980s.

    Another accuser has come forward.

    Channel 9 checked and Ralph Wager remains locked up at the Rowan County jail under a $150,000 bond.  

    Court documents stated the former coach is accused of molesting a child in June and July of 1990.

    According to Thursday’s indictment, the victim was under age 16 at the time of the alleged incident.

    The 69-year-old was first arrested this summer on six counts of felony sex offenses after authorities said he molested another boy on Catawba College's campus while coaching in the late 1980s.

    The college declined to speak to Channel 9, but delivered a statement, "The College has provided information to investigators related to Mr. Wager's period of employment with the College over 20 years ago. Our own internal investigation continues as well."

    It is not clear when Wager will appear before a judge on the new charges. The former coach was able to post a $400,000 bond after the original charges.

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