June 27, 2008
Gregory Strittmatter - 49 Year Old Softball Coach Has Serious Hots For 15 Year Old Girl On Team. Sends Racy Text Messages
White Township, PA (The Weekly Vice) -- Gregory Strittmatter, a 49 year old softball coach at Indiana Area High School has been arrested on accusations of sending inappropriate text messages to a 15 year old girl on his team.
Police have arrested Strittmatter who has now been charged with having unlawful contact with a minor, corruption of minors, harassment and stalking.
According to police, Strittmatter sent a series of text message to a 15 year old girl that were of "a sexual nature" over a two month period.
Police say that the messages started of in reference to team matters and then became more personal.
According to court documents, Strittmatter sent texts that stated the following:
• "I'm lying here in bed can't stop thinking of you. I need you"
• "I wish I could hold you now. I have to refrain from the ultimate passion with you, but I don't think I can."
• "I miss you. I need you. I wish you were here."
Police first became aware of the alleged activities when the the girl's father saw the suggestive text message on the student's cell phone and contacted authorities.
According to the arrest affitdavit, the teen's father spoke to Strittmatter's wife, who begged him to not report the incidents to police. The father also reportedly spoke to Strittmatter himself who allegedly admitted that he had a problem and needed help.
School officials say Strittmatter resigned his position of assistant varsity coach at the school. He was booked into jail, but then released on a $5,000 bond.
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