Law enforcement in Los Angeles officials are now asking any additional victims or anyone with information about any sexual abuse at the hands of a soccer coach to come forward.
Wednesday, a Los Angeles County district attorney alleged that 48-year-old soccer coach Javier Arrioja molested a teenager on the team he coached four times from May to November of 2011.
The victim was a member of the under-17 club known as the Los Angeles Misioneros, an all-boys team.
The 48-year-old, who has been coaching in the area for 15 years, has been charged with four counts of lewd acts on a minor and one count of providing harmful matter to a minor.
Fearing there may be additional victims, deputies have asked anyone with any information about the case to contact the police.
The molestation is said to have occurred in Arrioja’s car at Obregon Park as well as in his home, both in East Los Angeles.
In a news release, the Special Victims Bureau of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department had this to say:
On February 17, 2012, Special Victims Bureau detectives contacted and arrested the suspect at his home in the 100 block of N. Townsend Ave, East Los Angeles without incident. The suspect was transported and booked at the East Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He is being held on $300,000.00 bail. ...