Andre Doyle: Former Reading High football coach sexually assaulted girl of age 3-6 for 3 years
He has been charged with indecent assault on a child under the age of 13, child corruption, and unauthorized contact with a juvenile
Andre Doyle, a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania native who just resigned as coach of the Reading High School football team, has been accused of sexually assaulting a girl for three years, according to court documents. In November 2021, he was charged with indecent assault on a child under the age of 13, child corruption, and unauthorized contact with a juvenile.
According to a probable cause affidavit filed by Swatara Township police, Doyle, 39, sexually abused a girl between the ages of 3-6 from 2014 to 2018. Doyle left his coaching job in early January and he was appointed as Club Metro USA's chief executive officer.
Doyle's legal team did not respond to a request for comment. The Reading School District learned about Doyle's arrest on Tuesday, January 25, according to Kristin Edwards who is a spokesperson for the district, and scheduled to have social workers available to speak with students on Wednesday. In a statement to PennLive, Edwards said, “The Reading School District is sickened to learn of the report of sexual assault against a child resulting in charges against our former football coach, Andre Doyle. When hired, all clearances for hiring, including state and federal background checks and child abuse history, were completed by the District, and the report was clear.”
According to court filings, Doyle licked the girl's face, stroked her vagina over her clothes and forced her to touch his genitals over his clothes. The girl was asleep one night when she awakened to Doyle pouring a yellow liquid thicker than water into her mouth, according to the complaint. The alleged attacks did not occur in recent years, according to the affidavit, since Doyle did not have access to her.
Doyle is starting his dissertation for a PhD degree at Liberty University, according to the Reading Eagle. In 2018, he was hired as a coach in Reading, where he stayed for four seasons. Also according to Reading Eagle, he owns a number of pizza shops in the Harrisburg area, as well as owning and renting real estate. In the year 2000, he also graduated from Bishop McDevitt High School. A preliminary hearing has been set for March 2 in front of Magisterial District Judge Michael Smith, according to online court documents.