Ex-Mass. softball coach accused of soliciting child for sex in NH

NASHUA, N.H (WHDH) - A former Massachusetts high school softball coach is facing charges after police say he traveled to Nashua, New Hampshire to meet who he thought was a child he had communicated with online about sexual contact, officials said.

Michael Soby, 59, of Pelham, NH, was arrested Monday night after he attempted to meet a child for sex but was instead confronted by a detective, according to the Nashua Police Department.

Soby served as the varsity softball coach at Lexington Christian Academy earlier this year. In a statement Friday, the school said that he is no longer an employee there.

Soby was released on $500 cash only bail pending their arraignment Oct. 18 at the Hillsborough County Superior Court – South.

No additional details were immediately available.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Nashua police Det. Caleb Gilbert or the Nashua Crime Line at 603-589-1665.

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