FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) – A youth wrestling coach in Ohio has been charged after investigators say he knew about hazing among teammates and didn’t stop it.READ MORE: Penn Mathilda Apartments Residents Say Heat Is Broken
Police in Franklin said Monday that the hazing involved members of the Ohio All-Stars Wrestling Team. The team includes wrestlers from Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania who are in fifth grade through high school.
Authorities say the hazing took place last summer during a practice before the team left for a West Coast trip.READ MORE: Lion Cubs At Pittsburgh Zoo Enjoy First Big Snowfall
Franklin Police Chief Russ Whitman says a 14-year-old boy was assaulted during the hazing.
Police say the team’s coach, 58-year-old Bart Freidenberg of Pickerington, has been charged with child endangering and hazing.
Freidenberg declined to comment and referred questions to his attorney who also declined to comment.MORE NEWS: Family Of Slain Peter Spencer Demands Federal Intervention In The Case
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