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Case against former York County little league coach moves forward

Police arrested the York County man in September for child sex crimes.
Credit: Peninsula Regional Jail
Shawn Rodney Tenkley

YORK COUNTY, Va. — The case against a former York County little league baseball coach will move forward.

The York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office arrested Shawn Tenkley, 41, in September and charged him with 27 felonies related to alleged sexual acts with a child.

This week, a grand jury certified four charges of "carnal knowledge of a child," according to online court documents.

He will be back in court for a plea hearing next month, on April 13.

At the time of Tenkley's arrest, York-Poquoson Sheriff J.D. "Danny" Diggs tthe charges stem from a series of incidents reported to have happened in York County between January and April.

He said Tenkley is known in the community as a little league coach, but he said the victim in this investigation is neither a family member nor a member of a Little League team.

While this appears to be an isolated incident, Diggs said he is not ruling out the possibility of more victims involved in this case at this time.

Anyone with information about what happened can call the sheriff's office's Tip Line at (757) 890-4999 or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.


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