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Volleyball-coaching twins from Placer County facing new child molestation charges

Jason Cole was out on bail after being arrested on a separate child molestation charge last April.
Jason Cole was out on bail after being arrested on a separate child molestation charge last April. Courtesy of the Lincoln Police Department

Twin brothers who coached volleyball in Placer County were arrested on suspicion of child molestation Wednesday, the latest accusation of sexual misconduct with minors for both.

Robert and Jason Cole, 41, were arrested on suspicion of lewd and lascivious acts with a 14- or 15-year-old.

Robert Cole, a Grass Valley resident, had been arrested April 19 on suspicion of charges related to the sexual assault of a child less than 10 years old and was already in Placer County Jail custody.

Jason Cole, a Lincoln resident, was out on bail for an unresolved April 2017 arrest on suspicion of oral copulation with a victim under the age of 18. He was arrested Wednesday after showing up to court for an unrelated matter, according to the Lincoln Police Department.

Robert's bail has been increased to $6.3 million, while Jason's has been set at $150,000.

Jason coached varsity or club volleyball programs in Turlock, Colfax and Roseville after graduating from Placer High School and American River College, and was the top assistant for the Dominican University women's team. Robert also attended Placer High School and was briefly hired as the Davis High School boys coach in February 2014 before the offer was rescinded six hours later, the Davis Enterprise reported.

The Lincoln Police Department is asking anyone with additional information about the brothers and their alleged crimes to call (916) 645-4040.

If you have information about any of these people, please call (800) 222-7463 or report online at crimealert.org.

Benjy Egel: (916) 321-1052, @BenjyEgel

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