Boys Wrestling Coach Arrested in Sex Sting

Investigation ongoing

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by Michele McCormack

WALWORTH COUNTY -- A boys wrestling coach appeared in court Thursday for a bond hearing after being arrested in an undercover sex sting.

31 year old Steven Springsteen-Hensel of Elkhorn is accused of sending a text to a 17 year old boy soliciting oral sex.

Investigators say the teen contacted police and Delavan officers picked up the coach Tuesday in the parking lot of Delavan Middle School.

As Chief Timothy O'Neill of the Delavan Police Department described the investigation, "It was the result of a tip from our school resource officer."

Investigators say the accused works as a coach at Southern Lakes Wrestling Center in Ellkhorn and that's where he met the boy.

Bail was set at $15,000.

Police say the case remains under investigation.

"We're asking for the public's help," the chief said, "in identifying any additional criminal activity that may have happened as a result of this individual."


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