The head coach of the girls soccer team at Champlin Park High School has been charged with having sex with a 13-year-old in the boy's north metro bedroom.
Rebecca Lee Noonan, 31, of Minneapolis, appeared in court Tuesday on charges of third-degree and fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct and was released on $50,000 bail.
Noonan has no other duties at the high school or in the district, said Jim Skelly, spokesman for Anoka-Hennepin schools. She joined the Champlin soccer program in 2007 as an assistant coach and became head coach in 2012, Skelly said.
Her future as a coach is now under review as the district conducts its own investigation, the spokesman added.
Along with her coaching duties at Champlin Park, Noonan also runs a soccer camp during the summer on the high school grounds. Skelly said other coaches will take over the camp.
Kirk Anderson, Noonan's attorney, declined Wednesday to address the allegations, explaining that he has yet to learn much more about the case than what is in the criminal complaint.
Anderson did say that Noonan came to know the boy because she is a "friend of the family. She's known the boy's mother for a long time."
According to the criminal complaint:
In August or September of 2014, Noonan was at the boy's home in Ramsey while his mother was gone. She climbed in his bed naked and had sexual intercourse with him.
Noonan told the boy to keep the encounter secret, otherwise she could go to prison for a long time.
The boy told his siblings what happened and asked them not to tell anyone. The mother told police she recalled leaving Noonan alone with the boy at the family's home.
In high school, Noonan played for Robbinsdale Cooper. She then played soccer while attending Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount, where she studied exercise and sport science.
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