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Volunteer wrestling coach accused of sexually abusing teenage boy

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Marcus Stroud, 18, of Nyack, has been charged with felony criminal sex act, sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.

Marcus Stroud, 18, of Nyack, has been charged with felony criminal sex act, sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.

CLARKSTOWN, N.Y. — An 18-year-old volunteer wrestling coach who worked in multiple counties in New York and New Jersey has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a young teenage boy.

Marcus Stroud, 18, of Nyack, has been charged with felony criminal sex act, sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.

Clarkstown Police say Stroud is accused of luring a young teenage boy to engage in sexual acts through the use of Snapchat and other social media outlets. Police say it all began in December of 2015.

An investigation revealed that Stroud got to know the victim through the wrestling programs he was involved with. Officials say Stroud was involved with wrestling program in several counties including Rockland, Westchester and Bergen Counties serving as a volunteer coach.

Stroud was arraigned in Clarkstown Justice Court and his bail was set at $100,000. He was transported to the Rockland County Jail.

Investigators say there may be other victims and ask parents with children  in programs involving the suspect to talk with their children to ensure that they are safe.

If you have additional information about this case or are aware of a possible victim please call the Clarkstown Juvenile Aid Bureau at 845-639-5835, the Tips Line at 1-877-639-6233 or your local police department.