Minnesota track coach faces fourth sexual assault charge

February 26, 2024 / Athletic AdministrationCoaching
A Minnesota teacher and track coach is facing a new charge of criminal sexual conduct.

Eric Dione Birth, of Winona Senior High School, received a new charge of Criminal Sex Conduct in the Third Degree filed late last week after a fourth victim came forward earlier in the week.

trackThe new complaint  states that the identified person told police that she and Birth had sexual relations at her house in the fall of 2017 once her parents had left for work.

A recent story from WXOW.com detailed the added charges now facing Birth.

Without giving a specific date, she said she believed she had just turned 17 at the time.

The victim said she was on the track team. She had met Birth as a coach, although she said he wasn’t specifically her coach.

It also says in her complaint that she said she was called into the principal’s office during her senior year. She was asked about Birth due to reports he had done something with other girls. The victim said she lied during questioning because she was scared.

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Three other track athletes also said they had sexual contact with Birth in 2016, 2017, and 2022. In all four cases, the criminal complaint states how Birth befriended all the victims then engaged in sexual contact with each of them.

With the new charge, he faces five felonies all related to that conduct.

To read the full story from WXOW.com, click here.