Youth soccer coach charged with groping girl, 16, taking private lessons
TACOMA, Wash. – One of the top goalkeeper coaches in the state was charged on Monday with kissing and groping a 16-year-old girl who was taking private lessons from him. Kelly Bendixen, who was a longtime assistant coach on both the men’s and women’s soccer teams at the University of Puget Sound until his contract ran out last November, in addition to running the Bendixen Goal Keeping Academy, was charged with first degree sexual misconduct with a minor in Pierce County Superior Court. Bail was set at $25,000.