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Ex-soccer coach's civil case continued

December 09, 2005|by ERIN CUNNINGHAM

The case against a former Clear Spring High School soccer coach accused of providing players with alcohol in September was postponed Thursday in Washington County District Court.

Bryon Keith Burton, 36, of 11963 Boyd Road in Clear Spring, was charged with nine counts of furnishing alcohol to a person under 21, a civil citation with a maximum fine of $500, according to court documents.

Nine girls, who allegedly were at a party hosted at Burton's home, were cited with alcohol offenses.

The state requested a continuance in court Thursday. The request was granted by District Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr., but a future court date was not set.

Washington County Sheriff's deputies learned about the party Sept. 16 at 11:30 p.m. after receiving a noise complaint for Burton's home, according to a written release. Deputies discovered nine girls drinking at the party, police allege. After an investigation, police determined Burton allegedly was responsible for buying them alcohol, according to published reports.

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The civil citations, which look similar to traffic tickets, were issued Oct. 15.

After learning about the party, school officials suspended 14 varsity girls soccer players. Burton no longer is a volunteer coach with the team, according to published reports.

An attempt Thursday night to contact Burton was unsuccessful.

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