REDWOOD CITY (KRON) — A Redwood City man was found by police performing oral sex on a 14-year-old late Friday night.
Julio Edgardo Ortiz, 35, was arrested on suspicion of oral copulation with a minor under 16 years old, oral population with a minor with 10 years difference and child endangerment, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.
Two California Highway Patrol officers were patrolling Interstate Highway 280 just south of state Highway 92 around 11:30 p.m. on Friday.
The officers stopped at a rest stop and saw a parked blue 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. They approached the car to do a welfare check.
The officers then observed the adult male driver of the vehicle orally copulating a male who appeared to be a juvenile.
The juvenile ended up being 14 years old, and the adult, identified as Ortiz, was arrested, according to the sheriff’s office.
Detectives with the sheriff’s office were called to assist in the investigation and learned Ortiz was formerly employed as a sports coach at both Clifford School in San Mateo County and Selby Lane School in Atherton.
Detectives said Ortiz also volunteered as a coach with the sheriff’s office activities league.
He was terminated from those agencies in 2014 after being arrested in Santa Clara County for furnishing alcohol to a minor, according to the sheriff’s office.
Detectives are investigating if there are any other juvenile victims connected to the suspect.
Ortiz was arraigned in San Mateo County Superior Court Tuesday and was being held in custody on $500,000 bail.
Anyone with information on this incident or any other incidents that may involve Ortiz is asked to call the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office at (650) 363-4066.