CHARLESTON -- The bond amount for an area youth basketball program coach facing sex offenses is set to be addressed at his next court hearing later this week.

Barry S. Wolfe also indicated Monday that he plans to hire an attorney, who was scheduled to appear with him in court Thursday.

Those were the developments that took place during the first court appearance Monday for Wolfe, 53, who accused of engaging in sex acts with one of his players.

Wolfe lives in Martinsville and is a coach with the Central Illinois Storm, an area American Athletic Union program. He was one of the developers of the program that has teams for girls ages 17 and younger.

He was arrested Thursday in Clark County after an arrest warrant was issued on the Coles County charges.

According to Mattoon police, which investigated the case and obtained the warrant, it could cover other jurisdictions and result in more charges against Wolfe.

On Friday, Mattoon police Chief Jeff Branson said the girl was one of Wolfe's athletes and the department began its investigation Wednesday after she reported the alleged sex acts.

Currently, Wolfe's bond is set at a level that would require $50,000 to be posted for his release from jail. His bond conditions include no contact with anyone younger than 18 if he is released.

On Monday, no other matters were scheduled for Thursday's court hearing so it's not certain yet when Wolfe will be arraigned on the charges. That could take place Thursday but it could also be scheduled for a future hearing date.

Circuit Judge Brien O'Brien ordered the next court appearance. State's Attorney Brian Bower represented the prosecution at Monday's hearing.

The charges against Wolfe list the alleged victim only by her initials and indicate that she was 15 and 16 years old when the alleged sex acts took place between February 2014 and September 2015.

Some of the charges include the allegation that Wolfe "held a position of trust, authority or supervision" over the girl at the time. Most allege that Wolfe had the girl perform oral sex on him but others accuse him of digital penetration with her.

The charges included criminal sexual assault, which would require a prison sentence of four to 15 years with a conviction. A report on Wolfe's arrest in Saturday's newspaper incorrectly stated that probation was a possible sentence for that offense.

Wolfe is also charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, an offense that can result in a three- to seven-year prison sentence with probation as an option with a conviction.


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