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Chambersburg coach charged with sex crimes

Updated: Thursday, August 22 2013, 10:41 PM CDT
Reported by: Ewa Roman

CHAMBERSBURG -- As a local coach sits behind bars, accused of sexually molesting a young boy on his club team, his neighbors are speaking to CBS 21 News.

A coach for the Chambersburg Area Volleyball Express Boys Club team, 32 year old Shawn Ranck, is off the court and in jail.

Court records state he invited two teen boys over to his house on Cambridge Lane in Chambersburg, gave them Mike's Hard Lemonade, showed them porn and sexually assaulted them.

" I was just telling my sister that you know you really don't know your neighbors and I was just saying that and I said it's kind of scary!" Said neighbor Bonnie Butts.

The same teen boy also told police that Ranck molested him at a party in Hamilton Township, Franklin County. The abuse allegedly happened between January 2012 and January of this year.

Some neighbors say Ranck was quiet and kept to himself. They aren't sure if he was married, but did see boys at his home.

"I've only ever seen one to be honest with you, I've seen one teen boy that's the only time I ever seen him with anybody," said Marvin Barrett, neighbor.

"Disturbed by it. I've never thought that he would do something like that. I just thought he had , when I saw some kids go over there, I thought it was just more of less, his family," said Jim St. Clair, neighbor.

According to the police criminal complaint, the boy who made the initial report to State Police wasn't the only target.

Ranck said, "he needed a circle of promise" from the boy and a juvenile, telling them not to tell anyone.

The 16 year old told state police he was 14 and 15 when this happened.

Ranck was unable to post $250,000 bail and sits in Franklin County Jail. He is charged with indecent assault, corruption of a minor and criminal attempt involuntary deviate sexual intercourse.Chambersburg coach charged with sex crimes


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