Former Va. softball coach arrested for alleged sex abuse

ORANGE COUNTY, VA. (WUSA9) - A former Virginia softball coach has been arrested after a female victim told police she allegedly was sexually abused by her. 

Cathy S. Rothgeb, 57, of Stanley, Va. was arrested on seven counts of object sexual penetration, seven counts of forcible sodomy, eight counts of indecent liberties with children, eight counts of cruelty to children and four counts of aggravated sexual battery. 

She will remain behind bars after being arrested on 34 indictments from on Orange County grand jury last week. 

The victim told police about the alleged sexual abuse during Rothgeb's tenure as a volunteer softball coach in Orange County. 

Rothgeb, a former youth softball coach for Orange County High School, has coached youth recreational leagues and travel teams in Orange County, Spotsylvania County and throughout the region from the 1980s through the early 2000s.

Police said Rothgeb has no recent affiliation with the Orange County High School.

Rothgeb turned herself in to state police Friday. She is being held without bond at the Central Virginia Regional Jail.

Anyone with information about Rothgeb or her charges are encouraged to contact the State Police at 1-888-300-0156 or 540-829-7400 or by email to questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

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