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Corvallis Oregon American Legion baseball coach arrested on sexual abuse charges in Dallas
The 36-year-old head coach for the Corvallis American Legion summer baseball team was arrested Monday on charges of sex abuse and luring a minor after he was allegedly involved in a relationship with a 17-year-old female student in Dallas, according to Dallas police.
Kirk Myrold, of Albany, was arrested and booked into the Polk County Jail Monday on charges of felony luring a minor and felony second-degree sexual abuse, according to a press release from the Dallas Police Department.
Myrold, a Spanish teacher and soccer coach for Dallas High School, was released on $30,000 bail Monday.
Myrold has coached the Corvallis Gerding Builders Marketmen summer team since 2007, according to the team’s website. The Marketmen are an under-20 men’s summer baseball team based in Corvallis that compete in Oregon's American Legion Baseball league.
According to Dallas Police, officers received a report Monday from the Dallas School District that a male teacher was alleged to have been involved in an “inappropriate relationship” with a female student at the school.
Advertisement (1 of 1): 0:12 Dallas School District Superintendent Michelle Johnstone sent an email Monday to parents on the arrest.
“With regret we are informing you that Dallas School District teacher Kirk Myrold, Dallas High School staff member was arrested for misconduct involving a minor,” Johnstone wrote in the email. “He has been placed on administrative leave and will not be at the school at this time. This is still in the hands of law enforcement and we have very little information. The school is prohibited from releasing information about students or ongoing employee issues.
“We remain dedicated to the mission of providing a quality education for your children.”
According to representatives with Polk County Circuit Court, Myrold has an arraignment hearing set for Sept. 27
Dallas police are continuing the investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Darren Buchholz at 503-831-3516.