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Tuesday, December 18 Local

Westport soccer coach resigns after indecent exposure arrest

FAIRFIELD - A Westport girls’ soccer coach has been arrested after allegedly exposing himself to a juvenile girl last month.

David Sharpe, 29, of Warren Street in Fairfield, was arrested Saturday on a court warrant charging him with public indecency and breach of peace.

The incident happened in the area of Old Post Road and South Benson Road on Oct. 23.

“The victim, a juvenile, gave responding officers an accurate description of the suspect and the vehicle that he was driving,” Lt. Robert Kalamaras said.

“It was later revealed that David Sharpe was a girls’ soccer coach for Staples High School, from which he resigned after his interview with detectives.”

Sharpe was arrested on a warrant charging him with public indecency and breach of peace.

He was released on a promise to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on Dec. 13.

Kalamaras said this case may be related to a similar incident that occurred in Norwalk on Sept. 26 in which a second victim was identified.

Norwalk and Fairfield police are coordinating their investigations for the possibility of additional charges.

As of 4pm on Nov. 4 Superintendent Colleen Palmer, Athletic Director Marty Lisevick, and head Staples High School girls soccer coach Barry Beattie had all not responded to request for comment on the Sharpe case.

Reporting contributed by Sophie Vaughan

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