Judge finds "probable cause" in Oshkosh West soccer coach sexual assault case

Posted at 11:48 AM, Dec 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-19 12:48:33-05

In court today, a judge found there was probable cause that a former Oshkosh West soccer coach committed a felony.

23-year-old Frederick Baier has been formally charged with sexual assault of a student in Winnebago County Circuit Court.

Court documents show Baier also faces counts of second -degree sexual assault with use of force and causing a child to view sexual activity.

According to the criminal complaint, the alleged assaults date back to June 2016.  Baier is facing charges in regards to two separate incidents.

The first involves sexually explicit SnapChat images the former coach allegedly sent to 13-year-old girl.

The second and third charges are more serious.  The criminal complaint states Baier would buy alcohol for teens at parties and at one of those parties over the summer Baier allegedly "started flirting with and kissing" a 16-year-old girl.  Later that night, according to the criminal complaint, Baier sexually assaulted the teen.

Investigators conducted a search warrant after an Oshkosh Police Department Resource Officer became aware of the allegedly inappropriate contact with students at the school.

An arraignment has been set for January 23 at 9:00 a.m.

Judge Jorgenson will preside over the arraignment.