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Coach back behind bars

Former King’s West girls basketball coach Kelly Kolb was arrested Monday, June 9, for allegedly violating a condition of his release from jail.

Kolb was originally arrested April 22 on one count of third-degree rape of a child for allegedly having a sexual relationship with one of his players.

He was released from jail on $25,000 bail provided he have no contact with the 16-year-old victim.

According to court documents, the girl’s parents contacted the prosecuting attorney’s office Saturday, June 7, claiming their daughter met with Kolb in Silverdale.

Kolb, 32, faces a July 14 trial for allegedly having sex with the girl at least five times, who at the time of the April arrest was 15. He pleaded innocent to the charge.

The girl and Kolb were allegedly seen in Old Town Silverdale earlier this week. The girl’s parents had hired a private investigator to follow her. She parked her car at Waterfront Park and walked to Kolb’s pickup truck at Washington Avenue and Lowell Street, court records stated.

She told deputies she suspected she was being followed and went back to her car.

According to court documents, Kolb admitted to giving the girl a hug and having a brief conversation with her. He said he doesn’t know how the girl got his new number.

Kolb was arrested at about 11:50 a.m. Monday at his work and booked into Kitsap County Jail in Port Orchard on $150,000 bail. He told deputies he had not returned the girl’s e-mails and changed his cell phone number.

The girl said she wanted to meet with him to “have closure on their relationship.”

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