Former Coach Charged With Sexually Assaulting 13-Year-Old in 2000

A former basketball coach in Lehigh County has been charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old student multiple times in 2000.

Prosecutors have charged 38-year-old Daniel B. Eddinger of Macungie with several charges, including aggravated indecent assault, a second-degree felony; corruption of minors, a first-degree misdemeanor; and indecent assault, a second-degree misdemeanor.

The alleged assaults took place when Eddinger was 22 and the accuser was 13; she was a student at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Upper Saucon Township while Eddinger coached the boys basketball team. The charges are being filed now because the alleged victim only recently told authorities about the accusation.

Eddinger has been arraigned and then was released on $40,000 unsecured bail.