Former high school coach facing rape charges
Jul. 23, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A former junior varsity volleyball coach at a Massachusetts high school has pleaded not guilty to having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.
Michael Rash was arraigned Wednesday in Hampden Superior Court on four counts of rape and abuse of a child aggravated by age.
The 24-year-old Rash was a volleyball coach at Agawam High School but was not on the faculty at the school.
He was allowed to remain free on $1,000 bail with electronic monitoring.
Rash was arrested in June after the girl's mother suspected her daughter was engaged in a sexual relationship based on phone and computer records.
The Republican (http://bit.ly/1qAcxKv ) reports that Rash's attorney refused comment after the arraignment.
Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, http://www.masslive.com/news/