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Youth Soccer Coach On Central Coast Arrested On Child Molestation Charges

Posted on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 3:18pm


A longtime youth soccer coach in the Santa Ynez Valley has been charged with having sexual relations with a teenage girl.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives say they arrested Jose Diaz on a half dozen counts.  They say the 42 year old man was involved with the teen for at least several months, when she was 14 and 15 years old.

Diaz has been a soccer coach in the Santa Ynez Valley for nearly two decades.   Detectives say because of his involvement with kids, they’re concerned there may be more victims.


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