Dennis Dyer Pleads Guilty to Count Of Indecent Liberties With A Child From Incidents In 1978

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  • Dennis Dyer, 58, charged with two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child
  • Dennis Dyer in 1978. Dyer is accused of sexually assaulting two boys.
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MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- According to Prince William County Circuit Court records, a former t-ball coach pleaded guilty to an indecent liberties with a child charge on Thursday.

We first told you about Dennis Dyer of Manassas, Va. in April 2013. At that time, Prince William County police said that Dyer was charged with two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child for allegedly assaulting a six or seven-year-old boy when he was a t-ball coach for the boy in 1978. The assaults reportedly took place at the boy's home in Manassas. Detectives said that they learned during their investigation that Dyer may have also assaulted another boy between the age of seven and eight who he had also coached.

Thursday, the 59-year-old pleaded guilty to one count of taking indecent liberties with a minor.  An earlier plea agreement that would have guaranteed that Dyer be sentenced to five years in prison, with all five years suspended and five years of probation, was rejected, according to court documents.

According to

"Prosecutors said Dyer coached the Greater Manassas Baseball League's Police Association T-Ball team in 1978, and there he met two brothers who were 6 and 8 at the time.

Dyer became friends with the boys' family and occasionally went to their house for dinner, prosecutors said.

There, Dyer would go to the boys' rooms to say good night and, on several occasions, inappropriately touched them, prosecutors said."

Dyer is scheduled to be sentenced on August 1.

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