Novato (KRON) A popular and well liked Novato High track coach has been arrested on sex crimes charges for his relationship with a former student. The Marin County Sheriff’s department says they arrested 64 year old Steven Deschler last night at the Oakland Airport.
Novato High School students tell KRON4 News their coach was well respected as a track and field coach and they say it is difficult to believe he could victimize anyone.
But the Novato resident has been arrested on multiple felonies involving having an unlawful sexual relationship with a former student. At a news conference, sheriff’s officials revealed that the victim’s mom found text messages in June on her daughter’s phone then went to the Novato Police.
After a two hour interview with the 17 year old victim and serving several warrants to collect computers and phone, detectives arrested Deschler at the Oakland International Airport late Thursday evening as he was returning from Hawaii with his wife.