Bond reduced for former Illinois AAU girls basketball director accused of criminal sexual assault

Bond has been reduced for the former director of the Central Illinois Storm and Elite Basketball Program in Illinois.

Posted: Nov 30, 2017 3:24 PM
Updated: Nov 30, 2017 3:28 PM

ILLINOIS (WTHI) - Bond has been reduced for the former director of the Central Illinois Storm and Elite Basketball Program in Illinois.

The bond for Barry Wolfe, who was arrested on Oct. 26 for criminal sexual assault, has been reduced to two million. That means Wolfe would have to pay $200,000 to get out of jail.

The Coles County Sheriff’s Department reported there were multiple victims between the ages of 13 and 17.

During the bond reduction hearing on Thursday at the Coles County Courthouse, the Mattoon Police Officer who worked this case, testified.

This officer stated the alleged sexual misconduct was with former female players from the AAU team. These former players stated Wolfe would show up at their home while their parents were gone and there were instances at hotels while the team was traveling.

Players also reported Wolfe would text them and continued to contact them even once they got to college.

According to Mattoon Police, Wolfe admitted sexual contact with the four alleged victims and his stories were consistent with theirs.

News 10 spoke with the Coles County States Attorney Brian Bower. He stated that the public would be at great risk if Wolfe were to get out on bond because, “he [Wolfe] won’t take no for an answer.”

News 10’s Jon Swaner will have more on this story, tonight on News 10. For more information, check out Jon Swaner's Twitter page by clicking here

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