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CHARLESTON -- The prosecution wants a youth basketball program coach facing sex offenses to have no contact with any of the program's players if he's released from jail on bond.

The newly filed motion also asks that Barry S. Wolfe be confined to his home with electronic monitoring if he's released.

The motion was filed in Wolfe's case during a Coles County court appearance Thursday, when the 53-year-old Martinsville resident said he's hired an attorney who wasn't available to attend the hearing.

Wolfe was a coach and developer of the Central Illinois Storm, an area American Athletic Union basketball program for girls age 17 and younger in Illinois and Indiana.

He was arrested last week based an allegations with one of his players in Mattoon during 2014 and 2015 when the girl was 15 and 16 years old.

At the time of Wolfe's arrest, Mattoon police described the investigation as "involving multiple jurisdictions" with more alleged victims apparently involved.

After Thursday's court hearing, Coles County State's Attorney Brian Bower said he "anticipates" filing additional charges against Wolfe. He said there's "at least one" other possible victim in Coles County but he didn't know about any possible charges elsewhere.

Wolfe remains jailed in Coles County with his bond set at a level that would require $50,000 to be posted for release.

On Thursday he appeared before Circuit Judge Brien O'Brien from the jail by means of closed-circuit TV and said he's hired Champaign attorney Ed Piraino to represent him.

Wolfe said Piraino couldn't be at the hearing because he's currently out of the country. Bower then said he received a message from Wolfe's family confirming that Piraino will represent Wolfe.

At Bower's suggestion, O'Brien set Wolfe's next court hearing for Nov. 16, when Piraino is already scheduled to be in Coles County for another court case.

Wolfe said he's supposed to meet with Piraino next week and asked if the hearing could take place sooner. But O'Brien said he was leaving the Nov. 16 hearing date in place, at least for now.

The judge set the next court date for Wolfe's preliminary hearing, which typically involves police testimony about a criminal investigation for a judge's ruling on whether the case should continue.

Wolfe will have the option of waiving the hearing but should be arraigned on the charges against him at that time. O'Brien said he'll also consider the prosecution's bond motion and any defense bond reduction requests then also.

Wolfe's current bond conditions include no contact with the alleged victim or anyone younger than 18 if he is released.

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.

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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