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Former Virginia youth softball coach arrested on 34 sexual assault charges

By October 17, 2017 No Comments

Cathy RothgebArticle from WTKR.com.

CULPEPER, Va. – A woman from Stanley, Virginia has been arrested on 34 charges related to sexual assaults in Orange County.

Cathy S. Rothgeb, 57, was arrested October 13 and charged with seven counts of object sexual penetration, seven counts of forcible sodomy, eight counts of indecent liberties with children, eight counts of cruelty to children and four counts of aggravated sexual battery.

The charges stem from an investigation that started in the summer of 2016.

It was then that a female victim went to a Virginia State Police investigator about alleged sexual abuse while Rothgeb was a volunteer softball coach in Orange County.

According to court records, the incidents occurred between 1990 and 1998.

Rothgeb previously served as a former youth softball coach at Orange County High School, and coached youth recreational leagues and travel teams in Orange County, Spotsylvania County and throughout the region from the 1980s through the early 2000s.

Anyone with information about Rothgeb or her charges are encouraged to contact the State Police at 1-888-300-0156 or 540-829-7400 or by email to [email protected]


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Andria Seo

About Andria Seo

Andria Seo is an Associate Attorney at Crew Janci LLP. Andria is a graduate of the New York University School of Law. During law school, she worked with the National Center for Youth Law, the Legal Aid Society, and the NYCLU. Prior to joining the team at Crew Janci LLP, Andria advocated for vulnerable children and their families as a staff attorney at Partnership for Children’s Rights, a nonprofit based in New York City. Andria also previously worked assisting in the representation of victims of a terrorist attack in civil suits. Andria moved to Portland in 2016 and joined Crew Janci LLP in 2017. She is admitted to practice in Oregon and New York