Youth Hockey Coach Faces Child Sex and Weapons Charges

BENSON, Minn. – A youth hockey coach already facing criminal sexual charges will now be brought up on weapons charges as well.

The Pioneer Press reports Bradley Alsaker allegedly sent text messages seeking sexual intercourse to a Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Agent posing as a 14-year-old girl. Alsaker is also the custodian of two children under age 12.

Since his arrest, the 33 year-old Alsaker’s employment with the Benson Hockey Association, Morris Hockey Association, and Morris-Benson Hockey Association has been terminated. Minnesota and USA Hockey have banned him from all Minnesota ice facilities reports the Pioneer Press.

He was charged in Swift County District Court with two felony counts. One was for soliciting for sexual conduct a child or someone believed to be a child via electronic communications, while the second was engaging in electronic communications relating to or describing sexual conduct with a child reports the Pioneer Press.

The day he was charged, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant of Alsaker’s home in Benson. According to the Pioneer Press, police seized what they believe are three fragment grenades, five other explosive devices, a Kimber .45 caliber handgun a Bersa 380-caliber handgun, and an AR-style rifle. The two handguns were loaded at the time. Most of the weapons were easily accessible by the children in the home according to police reports.

Alsaker has previous convictions for domestic assault, and criminal sexual conduct in the fifth degree, non-consensual contact. He also has a prior adjudication of delinquency for second-degree assault. As such he is banned from legally possessing firearms.

Law enforcement have filed a felony charge of possession of a firearm with a prior conviction or adjudicated delinquent for crime of violence, as well as two gross misdemeanor charges for negligent storage of loaded firearms where children can access, and endangerment of children by firearm access.

Anders Koskinen