Coach Accused of Corrupting Minors to be Sentenced

A soccer coach accused of inappropriate sexual contact with young girls is scheduled for sentencing Friday morning.

A Philadelphia soccer coach who pleaded guilty to having improper sexual relations with six underage girls is scheduled to be in court on Friday.

Vincent Mickle, 34, is set to be sentenced on sexual assault charges.

In March of 2010, Mickle, of the 3200 block of Teesdale Street in the Mayfair section of Northeast Philadelphia, was arrested after police say he had improper relationships with at least six minors he met on-line.

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Police also say that none of the girls Mickle allegedly pursued were in his soccer league.

The first report against Mickle came in October 2009 after a 16-year-old girl said she had carried on a two-year relationship with the man after meeting him on MySpace.

The girl told police she thought the 33-year-old Mickle was 18 when they first met in 2007. She said the man brought a bottle of vodka to their first in person meeting, according to authorities.

Police say the young teen reported that she continued to have meetings and on-line chats with Mickle over that two-year period, until he showed up at one of her field hockey games. It was then that she decided to report his behavior, say police.

"He slowly crafted a relationship, you know, contact that was comfortable and eventually it led to requests to meet for sex," Philadelphia Police Capt. John Darby said Tuesday.

Search warrants served on Mickle produced “sexting photos,” e-mails, and alleged proof of at least five other victims.

Some of those girls spent the night inside Mickle's home, according to a source.

Mickle allegedly had sexual contact with “at least one victim,” Capt. Darby said.

The man's neighbors were shocked to hear about the accusations. They called him a good guy who was involved in the community.

"He seemed extremely normal," said one woman. "About as normal as you could get."

Mickle pleaded guilty to charges of unlawful contact with a minor, sexual abuse of children and other related offenses back on June 7.

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