Former Basketball Coach Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges on a Child

By: Kieran Wilson Email
By: Kieran Wilson Email

Former Central High School Girls Basketball Coach Matt Lindholm has been arrested on charges of sexual assault. Lindholm turned himself in this afternoon after being advised that he faced charges of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust and sexual assault by one in a position of trust with a pattern of abuse. Both are felony charges. Lindholm is currently being held in the Meas County Jail, his bond has yet to be set.

Last week, Lindholm resigned as the school's coach, and this week was placed on administrative leave from his job as a teacher as school officials opened up their own internal investigation. Mesa County Sheriff’s Office has also been investigating Lindholm.

According to an arrest affidavit Lindholm kissed and hugged one of his female players several times in the coach's office. The player told authorities she was in love with Lindholm.

Lindholm will be in court for a bond hearing Thursday.

Click on the link above this story to read the entire arrest affidavit.

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