Rochester Youth Soccer Coach Arrested in Criminal Sex Case
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) – A well-known Rochester-area soccer coach has been arrested for allegedly having sexual contact with two teenage girls.
Olmsted County Sheriff’s Capt. Scott Behrns says 31-year-old Dustin Beckman of Rochester was arrested Wednesday and is expected to be arraigned Friday.
Behrns says investigators learned in March of allegations that Beckman had inappropriately touched a 14-year-old girl during a training session at Dover-Eyota High School last December. He was head coach of the high school’s girls’ team at the time.
Investigators then learned of allegations involving another 14-year-old girl that included “forced, sexual contact including penetration. “ Behrns says those allegations were in the time period of July 2016 through December 2017 and the reported assaults took place at his home. Behrns says Beckman knew the girl "through soccer-related activities."
Behrns says evidence in the case has caused concern among investigators that there may be more alleged victims.
According to an RCTC article, Beckman has also worked as an assistant coach for the RCTC women’s team, head coach at Winona State and served as head coach of a Byron youth team.
Here is the OCSO press release:
On March 7th, 2019, the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division began a criminal sexual conduct investigation involving Dustin Gary Beckman (Age 31, from Rochester, MN). The investigation focused on allegations of inappropriate touching by Beckman against a 14-year old female during an off-season soccer training session being conducted at the Dover-Eyota High School. The alleged offense occurred in December of 2018.
As the preceding investigation progressed, the Sheriff’s Office learned of additional allegations involving Beckman that allegedly began in July of 2016 and continued through December of 2017. Those allegations include having forced, sexual contact including penetration, with a then 14-year old female. The alleged assaults occurred at Beckman’s residence in Rochester. Beckman allegedly knew the victim through soccer related activities. The Sheriff’s Office commenced that investigation on May 10th, 2019.
Based upon the very serious nature of the allegations in both investigations, the Sheriff’s Office took Beckman into custody on at approximately 10:50 AM on May 29th, 2019 at a residence in rural Winona County.
Beckman is now in custody at the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center. The reports have been forwarded to the Olmsted County Attorney’s Office for formal charging. The Sheriff’s Office is recommending the following charges for each respective investigation:
For the investigation that began on March 7th, 2019, Felony 4th Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct.
For the investigation that began on May 10th, 2019, Felony 1st Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct and Felony 3rd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct.
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