Northampton County softball coach pleads guilty to sexual assault of 14-year-old girl on team
A Northampton County man pleaded guilty Monday to sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl who was on the softball team he coached.
Weston T. Loxley, 31, of Williams Township, pleaded guilty to involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, statutory sexual assault and sexual assault by a sports official. Other charges filed against Loxley were dismissed.
Loxley is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 30 before Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey L. Finley.
In court Monday, Assistant District Attorney Sarah K. Heimbach said the victim was 14 when she started playing softball in the summer of 2017 for the Williams Township Athletic Association in Northampton County, coached by Loxley who was 29 at the time.
Loxley contacted her on Snapchat that fall and told her he “always had a thing for her,” Heimbach said.
In October of that year, Loxley picked her up at her home, took her to Williams Township Municipal Park and had sex with her in his car. From then, the two began having sex regularly, seeing each other two to three times a week. The sexual contact continued until June 2019.
The victim courageously came forward that year, speaking to Assistant District Attorney Heimbach and State Trooper Jordan Rhoades and disclosing that she and Loxley had been in sexual relationship from October 2017 until June 2019.
She said she often felt uncomfortable during their encounters because he would sometimes force himself on her or engage in rough sex. One witness confirmed seeing bruises on the victim’s face.
The victim said the sexual contact happened at Loxley’s home, the Williams Township Municipal Park and the Reigelsville Borough Park.
During the investigation, the trooper interviewed Loxley and he twice confessed to having sex with the girl several times in Bucks and Northampton counties.
The Northampton County acts were consolidated with the Bucks County prosecution.
This case was investigated by Pennsylvania State Police Dublin Barracks and was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Sarah Heimbach.
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