A former Southern California basketball coach was sentenced to 150 years in jail Wednesday within the sexual assaults of 4 women he coached greater than a decade in the past.
Carlos Francisco Juarez, 48, was convicted of 10 felony counts in July for assaults that occurred from 2005 to 2010, Orange County District Lawyer Todd Spitzer mentioned in an announcement. The women ranged have been 11 to 17 years outdated on the time of the assaults.
“This coach was ready of belief and authority over these younger women and he took benefit of them,” Spitzer mentioned. “Youth sports activities must be a protected atmosphere the place neither dad and mom nor athletes ought to have to fret about kids being focused by a sexual predator.”
Spitzer counseled the 4 girls who got here ahead, praising their bravery for serving to put “one other baby molester” in jail.
The youngest sufferer was taking personal classes from Juarez at a health club in Tustin in 2005, when he made her follow topless, the prosecutor’s workplace mentioned. She additionally testified that he handed her an envelope of cash after he sexually assaulted her.
Juarez subjected a distinct 13-year-old woman to repeated sexual abuse for 4 years after he moved into her dwelling.
The district lawyer’s workplace mentioned Juarez pressured a distinct 13-year-old basketball participant to carry out a intercourse act on him in trade for the promise of turning into a starter.
The fourth sufferer was 14 years outdated and taking basketball classes from Juarez in 2008 when he additionally assaulted her.
Juarez was discovered responsible on seven felony counts of lewd acts upon a baby and two felony counts every of oral copulation of a minor underneath the age of 16 and sexual penetration by international object of a minor.
He labored primarily as a membership coach but additionally labored at totally different excessive faculties within the space, together with faculties in Costa Mesa and Tustin, the district lawyer’s workplace mentioned.
Juarez’s lawyer, Kenneth Reed, was not instantly out there to touch upon the sentencing. Reed mentioned he deliberate to file an enchantment after the conviction, The Orange County Register reported.
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