Arraignment rescheduled for former North Berwick coach accused of soliciting girl under 16

Posted Feb. 19, 2013, at 2:22 p.m.

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — A former Maine basketball coach arrested Friday on charges alleging he used the Internet to sexually solicit a girl under the age of 16 will be arraigned at 8:30 a.m. Monday, March 4.

Kenneth P. Kimber, 34, of Osprey Drive was expected to be arraigned Tuesday morning in Portsmouth Circuit Court.

Kimber, fired Monday from his first-season coaching position at Noble High School in North Berwick, Maine, was arrested last week on eight charges in relation to his alleged solicitation of a minor, including three felony counts of using a computer in a prohibited way and five felony counts of indecent exposure.

Kimber, who was working in the Portsmouth School District’s information technology department, was terminated from that job effective last Wednesday after police completed their investigation.

In a press release Friday, Portsmouth School Department officials stated Kimber’s employment was terminated after he conducted multiple violations of school policy, including the policy concerning Internet use.

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