CHARLESTON — The bond amount for an area youth basketball program coach facing sex offenses will be addressed at a court hearing Thursday.
Barry S. Wolfe, 53, also said Monday that he plans to hire an attorney, who was scheduled to appear with him in court Thursday.
Wolfe, who is accused of engaging in sex acts with one of his players, had his first court appearance on Monday.
Wolfe lives in Martinsville and is a coach with the Central Illinois Storm, an area Amateur Athletic Union program. He was one of the developers of the program that has teams for girls ages 17 and younger.
He was arrested Thursday in Clark County after a warrant was issued on the Coles County charges.
According to Mattoon police, which investigated the case and obtained the warrant, it could cover other jurisdictions and result in more charges against Wolfe.
On Friday, Mattoon Police Chief Jeff Branson said the girl was one of Wolfe's athletes, and the department began its investigation Wednesday after she reported the alleged sex acts.
Wolfe's bond is $500,000, and conditions include no contact with anyone younger than 18 if he is released.
Thursday's hearing could also include arraignment on the charges, but that, too, could be rescheduled. Circuit Judge Brien O'Brien ordered the next court appearance. State's Attorney Brian Bower represented the prosecution at Monday's hearing.
The charges against Wolfe list the girl only by her initials and indicate that she was 15 and 16 years old when the alleged sex acts took place between February 2014 and September 2015.
The charges included criminal sexual assault, which would require a prison sentence of four to 15 years with a conviction. A report on Wolfe's arrest in Saturday's newspaper incorrectly stated that probation was a possible sentence for that offense.
Wolfe is also charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, an offense that can result in a three- to seven-year prison sentence with probation as an option with a conviction.