Former Albia Coach Charged with Sexual Abuse


A former Albia high school coach was arrested and faces multiple sexual abuse charges.

36-year-old Aaron Koester–now living in Indianapolis, Indiana–was taken into custody on September 3rd by law enforcement in Indiana and extradited to Monroe County. Koester was a soccer coach at Albia High School who resigned this past May after serving three years at the school.

Koester was charged with two counts of second-degree sexual abuse and two counts of third-degree sexual abuse.

Court records allege a 12-year-old child informed authorities of multiple instances in which Koester demonstrated illicit behavior. The offenses occurred at Koester’s residence with the most recent incident taking place in May or June. Albia police say the charges are not the result of interactions Koester had as a coach.

Koester is currently in the Monroe County Jail where his bond has been set at $200,000.

Cheif Brad Evinger of the Albia Police Department says the investigation is ongoing and there may be additional charges. Anyone with information pertaining to this case is encouraged to call the Albia Police Department at (641) 932-7815.

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