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Capital Region Soccer Coach Charged With Having Sexual Contact With Minor

Amgad Abdalla
Colonie Police
Amgad Abdalla

A Capital Region youth soccer coach has been charged with having sexual contact with a minor. Colonie Police say Amgad Abdalla – who is known as Ali or Coach Ali – is active with the Albany Warriors – an under-19 soccer club.

Colonie Police say the 29-year-old from Albany was arrested Sunday after the department received a report that he had sexual contact with a victim younger than 15 at a Colonie motel Saturday. Ali is being held at the Albany County Correctional Facility.

Colonie Police say Ali doesn’t coach any other teams, but say anyone who suspects there may be other victims to contact police.

Jim is WAMC’s Assistant News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org