Adrian Holland, 22, was a former Lee County youth soccer coach and was arrested last week on charges of lewd and lascivious battery.
Holland coached for three years within the organization, which runs the Lee County Strikers, and was promoted to director of coaching for the Greater Fort Myers Soccer Club until July 20th, when a complaint surfaced about “inappropriate communication” between Holland and an underage girl.
Holland was immediately let go after the allegation according to Robert Peltram, the organization’s president.
Peltram said he was shocked when he heard the accusation.
“Just from a human standpoint, you’re just completely blindsided because you just can’t expect something like that,” he said.
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