Softball coach accused of sexually assaulting special-needs child

By Jennifer Bauer - Reporter

BAYTOWN, Texas - An assistant softball coach is accused of sexually assaulting a special-needs child.

On Aug. 15, a Baytown police officer responded to a report of a sexual assault of a 12-year-old child. Police say the child's parents told them their daughter had been sexually assaulted multiple times by her assistant softball coach, Warren Doyle.

The parents claimed the assaults occurred earlier this month at a softball tournament in Burleson, Texas, and continued when the child returned to Baytown. The child has been playing softball on the special-needs team for four years.

Doyle, 69, was arrested Tuesday night and charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child. He is currently in jail on $60,000 total bond.

"I just think this is really embarrassing," said Doyle's grandson, Edwin Cedillo. "We've never had something like this happen in our family. Speaking about it is horrible. I don't even know what to say about it."

Cedillo told Local 2 his 69-year-old grandfather has coached the special needs softball team for about a year.

"The team that it happened supposedly is my brother's team," said Cedillo. "He's 15 and he's special needs as well."

Baytown police are asking parents whose children have been in close contact with Doyle to talk with their children. If parents feel their child has been victimized, please contact Detective Gallop at 281-420-6640.

Anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to call the Baytown Police Department at 281-422-8371. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 281-427-TIPS; submit anonymous tips online at the Baytown Police Department website, or text keyword BAYTOWN plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 cash for information that leads to an arrest and you will remain anonymous.

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