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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.

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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.

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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.

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