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Youth soccer coach in Manatee accused of sex abuse
  A youth soccer coach in Manatee County has been charged with forced fondling and capital sexual battery on a young girl. 30-year-old Gabriel Gallardo, of Palmetto, was arrested Tuesday. The Manasota Youth Soccer League has voted him out as president. League representative Ester Garcia says the league had an emergency meeting to make the decision. The victim is a female known to Gallardo, according to the arrest report, not anyone associated with the soccer league. Gallardo was arrested after the victim disclosed she had been sexually abused by him for three years up until the girl was in middle school. He was between the ages of 22 and 25 when the abuse happened, the arrest report states.

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