East Texas fire chief, youth baseball coach arrested for child sexual abuse

KAUFMAN, Texas (KETK) - An East Texas fire chief and youth baseball coach is behind bars again after being accused of child sexual abuse.

According to, Edward "Buddy" Mann, 47, was originally arrested on October 25 and charged with continuous sexual assault of a child under the age of 14. The website also states he is a volunteer athletic trainer at Terrell High School in addition to being the Fire Chief at the Ables Springs Volunteer Fire Department reports investigators were made aware of sexual abuse allegations, at the hands of Mann, by an individual who was 12-years-old at the time of the offense. Mann was reportedly the victim's coach at the time and abused him over a few years.

Mann was released on $25,000 bond.

However, he was arrested again on Saturday after another victim came forward to authorities.

Mann now faces an additional charge of indecency with a child be sexual contact.

He sits in the Kaufman County Jail on $200,000 bond.


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