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Judge Suppresses Some of Coach's Statements, Allows Others

Frederick Rames Frederick Rames

By Minna Sugimoto

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- A mixed bag for an Oahu youth soccer coach accused of sexually assaulting several boys in his care.

In a written ruling late Monday afternoon, Circuit Judge Michael Wilson threw out some of the statements Frederick Rames made to investigators following his arrest. But other portions of the police interview will be allowed at his upcoming trial.

Prosecutors say Rames confessed to the sex assaults during the interrogation last September. At a hearing earlier this month, detectives testified the suspect waived his right to an attorney before making his statements.

But the defense argued Rames' Constitutional rights were violated.

The long-time soccer coach and foster parent is accused of fondling several boys at his home in Wahiawa.

The trial is set to begin next month.

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