Coach Accused of Sexually Assaulting Two Boys Speaks

Frederick Rames speaks to KHNL News 8's Minna Sugimoto
Frederick Rames speaks to KHNL News 8's Minna Sugimoto
Frederick Rames
Frederick Rames

by Minna Sugimoto

WAHIAWA (KHNL) -- He's accused of breaking the trust between a coach and a child. Now, we hear from the soccer coach suspected of infecting one of his young players with a sexually-transmitted disease.

We visit the home of Frederick Rames, a long-time youth soccer coach and foster parent, who's now accused of sexually assaulting one of his players.

"Hello, Mr. Rames?" this reporter asked.

"Yes," the man at the door responded.

Police arrested the 65-year-old at Kaala Elementary Field Thursday, after a seven-year-old boy was diagnosed with a sexually-transmitted disease. Rames is now free after posting $150,000 bail.

"I do really appreciate you guys, all the media has been reporting the facts and not really biased," Rames said. "I do really appreciate that, but it's just not a good time."

According to a police affidavit, the boy "was touched on his (private) area by a male known as Coach Fred." The boy told officers he was not wearing clothes, and that it happened in the bedroom.

Rames, scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, is also accused of sexually assaulting one of his foster kids, a 12-year-old boy.

"I really appreciate the support," Rames said. "And it's been awesome what has been, the support that's been given. It's just been completely unexpected."

The suspect deferred all other questions to his attorney, who did not return our calls.

Police are still interviewing other children. The state has removed Rames' three foster kids from his home.