FREDRICK, Md. — A Skyview High School teacher and coach accused of child abuse and sex offenses posted $50,000 bail Thursday after he was formally charged following extradition from Vancouver.
Frederick police charged Eric Meredith Estes, 41, with third-degree sex offense, attempted second-degree sex offense and child abuse where the accused is a household resident.
Estes was arrested this month in Vancouver, where he has been a social studies teacher and coach for the past 14 years. Estes must notify the court if his address changes and have no contact with the alleged victim, according to court documents. He did not return a phone message Friday.
Estes was a right-handed pitcher for the Frederick Keys minor league baseball team in 1997. He was 25 when he lived in the home of the alleged victim, a 13-year-old boy, from April through September of that year, according to court documents.
During that time, Estes allegedly wrestled with the boy and touched his buttocks and genitals, as well as his own, and asked the boy to perform a sexual act. These events occurred in bedrooms in the home of the alleged victim and in Estes’ vehicle, according to court documents.