UNION CITY (KRON) — Union City police have arrested a 44-year-old soccer coach for allegedly molesting a girl.
The girl, who as 11 years old at the time of the incident, reported her former soccer coach, identified as 44-year-old Victor Jaime Jaurez, according to police.
A felony arrest warrant was issued for the coach. Juarez was arrested on Thursday at his Union City home.
He is being charged with one count of lewd acts with a minor and one count of annoying or molesting a minor.
The identity of the victim will not be released, police said.
Juarez had been working for a private girls’ team for several years, police said. He recently moved to Alameda to be a soccer league manager.
Juarez has no criminal history and police are trying to see if there are more victims.
Jaurez currently works in Alameda at the Bladium Sports and Fitness Club.
If you have more information, you’re asked to call police at (510)-675-5283.
Here is a statement from Bladium:
Bladium was just informed of the arrest of Mr. Suarez. We have no other information besides that which is listed in the news media websites at this time.
We have not been contacted by the authorities. If we are contacted by the authorities, we have every intention of cooperating with them. However, based upon what we have read on the news media websites, we do not believe the arrest is related to any conduct within our facility.
Because this is an ongoing legal matter, we do not have any further comment at this time. We also respectfully request that you respect the rights of our members that are seeking to come and go from our facility.
Any further inquiries should be directed to Bladium’s attorney, whose contact information is listed, below.
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