Ex-Little League Coach Faces Sexual Battery Charge

FAIRFAX, Va. -- Police have arrested a former youth coach in connection with a sexual encounter that happened 12 years ago.

John Hamilton, 37, of Centreville, was charged with aggravated sexual battery after several months of investigation.

Hamilton's accuser, a 24-year-old man, said Hamilton had inappropriate sexual contact with him several times in 1997, when the accuser was 12. One incident took place in the parking lot of Carl Sandburg Middle School and another at Hamilton's home, the accuser said.

Hamilton was a Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Association Little League baseball coach at the time, Fairfax County police said.

He had a 16-year-old foreign exchange student living with him during the investigation, police said.

Hamilton was arrested Friday and is being held without bond. He has filled several positions in youth athletics, so parents concerned he might have had contact with their children should call police.

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