Nipomo softball coach charged with rape
July 22, 2015
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrested a Nipomo man Wednesday for allegedly sexually molesting a now 18-year-old girl for the past four years.
The alleged victim told law enforcement Tuesday Robert Bergner, 51, molested her since the time she was 12-years-old through May of this year. During the course of the investigation, detectives discovered Bergner was the coach this year of an under 12-year-old girl’s recreation league softball team in the South County
On Wednesday, detectives arrested Bergner on felony counts of sexual penetration of a minor under 14-years-old with a foreign object, continuous sexual abuse of a child, oral copulation with a person under 18-years-old and rape by force or fear. He was booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail with his bail set at $1 million.
Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact the sheriff’s department at (805) 781-4500.