Theodore Rath, a member of the Los Angeles Rams coaching staff, was charged with sexual battery on Friday.
The report states that Rath, who is a member of the NFL team’s strength and conditioning department, allegedly made sexual contact with a woman against her will in Moorpark, CA. According to the release, Rath was arraigned on three counts of sexual battery to which he pled not guilty.
The alleged incident states that Rath “touched an adult woman against her will on intimate parts of her body for the purpose of sexual arousal and gratification.”
The incident is said to have occurred on June 15, 2018, in a private residence.
“We are aware of the charges filed against Ted Rath,” the Rams said in a statement. “We take these allegations very seriously. Once the charges were filed, we decided Ted would take a leave of absence from the team as this matter works its way through the justice system.”
Rath has 10 years of experience in the NFL and has worked with other teams such as the Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions.
A pre-trial conference is set for April 12, 2019, and Rath remains free on a $5,000 bail bond.
If convicted, Rath could face a maximum sentence of one year six months in the county jail and would be required to register as a sex offender.
The release also asks that any other victims come forward with information by contacting the Ventura County Sheriff’s Detective Darin Yanover at 805-494-8229.
The Los Angeles Rams tied the New Orleans Saints for the best record in the NFL at 13-3, earning the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the 2018 playoffs.