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Trial underway for ex-coach charged with child rape

A mug shot from Gadsden's arrest in 2009.  (Source: Charleston Co. Detention Center) A mug shot from Gadsden's arrest in 2009. (Source: Charleston Co. Detention Center)
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Trial has begun for the former part-time Charleston recreation worker accused of raping a child on the basketball team he coached between 1985 and 1986.

Keith Francis Gadsden, 46, a former City of Charleston Recreation Department employee, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

Charleston Police Department investigators say the victim was between 7 and 9 years old when the sexual assault happened on Cooper Street.

Gadsden, of North Charleston, was arrested and charged in 2009.

Testimony began on Tuesday at 10 a.m.

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