The Salem Police Department is conducting an investigation into allegations that girls basketball coach Emrance Berger, 30 years of age, had engaged in inappropriate sexual relations with a female student under the age of sixteen.
Berger has been the assistant varsity coach and th e head junior varsity coach.
As a result of the investigation, Berger is being booked into the Polk County Jail. He is charged with Sodomy III and Sex Abuse II by a Coach.
Because of Berger’s access to children through his coaching there are concerns there could be other victims. Anyone with information concerning this investigation is asked to telephone Detective Jeff Staples at (503)540-2351.