CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The Chesterfield Police Department has arrested a Richmond Christian School volleyball coach for sexually assaulting a player.
Police said Elisabeth R. Bredemeier, 21, of the 2600 of Red Lane Road in Powhatan, sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl while in a custodial relationship. Chesterfield police said the assaults took place off school grounds.
A source told 8News the victim’s family reported the relationship to the school and police.
Bredemeier was arrested and charged with taking indecent liberties with a child by a custodian and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Police are still investigating this incident.
Richmond Christian School had no comment on the incident, and Bredemeier is still listed as a varsity girls volleyball coach on the school’s website.
Bredemeier also used to work for the Richmond Volleyball Club as an assistant coach for the boys’ team. The club said the employment is seasonal and the season ended in June.
A manager with the club said she had no comments on the charges, but feels they have strong policies in place to protect their players.
Bredemeier has a podcast called “Let’s Talk Trauma.” The description said it is an open space for listening and sharing traumatic experiences in life.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251.