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Former York Sports Coach Charged with Child Sexual Abuse

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Michael Bonczewski, Former Sports Coach, Charged with Child Sexual Abuse

Michael Bonczewski, 39, of Baltimore County, Maryland, has been arrested and charged with multiple crimes related to the sexual assault of a child.

The abuse began when the victim was 13 years old and occurred on 150 to 200 occasions, often taking place before practices and games.

There is only one known victim to date, however police believe there may be more victims that have not yet come forward.

In these coach – athlete relationships, it is not uncommon for children to choose not to disclose their abuse. As a coach, Bonczewski abused his power and took advantage of the trust he gained with at least one of his athletes.

According to a local news report, Bonczewski was involved with numerous youth organizations over countless years and has worked as a paid assistant or volunteered as both a football coach and a lacrosse coach.

Bonczewski is linked to the following organizations:

  • Hereford Volunteer Fire Department, from 2004 to present day.
  • Volunteer football coach at the Hereford Middle School in Baltimore County from 2007 to 2008.
  • He was a volunteer for the Hereford recreational football program in 2007 to 2009.
  • He applied for a paid staffing position with the Hereford High School in 2008 and 2009.
  • He volunteered as an assistant football coach at the North Carroll rec council from 2009 to 2010.
  • He was an assistant football coach for the Manchester Valley High School in Carroll County 2011 and 2012.
  • He was an assistant coach for York County School of Technology in York, Pennsylvania, 2011 in 2012.
  • Volunteer on the staff on the Chesapeake Rock Lacrosse Club in Baltimore County Maryland 2014 and 2015.
  • Volunteer with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Baltimore County, in 2016 to 2017.
  • Volunteer with the staff at the Hamilton Football League in Baltimore County, 2017.
  • Employed by the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore City, in 2019.

There are likely more organizations Bonczewski was associated with and the Carroll County Sheriff’s office is working to get more information so that other victims can get the justice they deserve.

If you or someone you know is a survivor of sexual abuse, Andreozzi + Foote could help. Andreozzi + Foote is nationally recognized for their successful advocacy for abuse survivors. Contact us today for a free consultation at 866-311-8640.

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