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Judge sets $80,000 bond for cheer coach

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) –  A new victim is coming forward against a popular Henrico cheer coach who stands accused of sex crimes against underage girls. 

Also Wednesday, a Henrico Circuit Court judge set bond at $80,000 for Maurice "Moe" Jerralds; the popular young coach who beat two sex abuse cases ten years ago, but now has three accusers coming forward. 

No words from 33-year-old coach "Moe" Jerralds today. But he listened as a prosecutor laid out the basic allegations. 

Authorities say from 2007-2010, Jerralds requested and saw nude photos, or, made sexual contact with three underage cheerleaders. Authorities say some of the inappropriate contact happened at USA All-Stars, the West End gym where he once worked. 

Gina Morgan owns the gym, and fought back tears in front of reporters. 

"I trusted him for so many years, and just now knowing what we know, it's really hard," she said. 

In court, Jerralds' attorney described the contact as "consensual" with no force or intimidation, but the attorney declined further comment, as did the Jerralds family.

Things were quiet outside the courthouse; a much different scene than the one that unfolded ten years ago. 

In 2001, Jerralds was involved in two high-profile cases, accused of groping underage cheerleading students in Henrico and Chesterfield. At the time, he was all over the news, even using his attorney to help demonstrate the contact in question. Jerralds was eventually acquitted, and was all smiles as the cameras rolled. 

Now, once again, Jerralds is facing a trial. This time, on several more serious charges...many details of which are still yet to be told. 

If he makes bond, Jerralds' will have to wear an electronic monitor and have no contact with the alleged victims or anyone under 18. As of Wednesday evening, he remained in the Henrico jail.

Jerralds will be back in court next month to set a trial date.

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