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      Providence man charged with sex crimes resigns chess post

      David Harris

      A champion chess player who is accused of solicitation and sexual assault of a girl has resigned his leadership of a local chess academy.

      Police said David Harris, 60, of Providence, contacted a 14-year-old girl online and initiated a sexual relationship.

      The Providence Journal reported that Chess Master Connections LLC accepted Harris's resignation on Tuesday, before learning about the charges against him.

      Harris also works with a number of local school chess clubs.

      Harris was released on bail. He is not allowed to have contact with minors or use the Internet.

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