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LASD - Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept Information Bureau (SIB)
Wednesday August 22nd, 2012 :: 08:01 a.m. PDT

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*Media Availability* (Photo) Detectives to Provide Info Re: Coach Arrested for Sex with a Minor in Antelope Valley

Special Victims Bureau Sergeant Hudson (877-710-5273)
will be available today August 22, 2012 between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM at the Lancaster Special Victims Bureau, 1010 West Avenue J, Lancaster to provide further information for media inquiries into the arrest of 35 year old Jose Lopez.

TITLE: Softball Coach Arrested for Having Sexual Intercourse with a Minor

DATE: Between February and July, 2012

VICTIM: 16-year-old female

SUSPECT: Jose Lopez, 35-year-old male Hispanic

LOCATION: Various Locations in the Antelope Valley Area

UNIT: Special Victims Bureau

NARRATIVE:
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Special Victims Bureau detectives recently concluded an investigation of unlawful sexual intercourse and lewd acts with a child by a girls’ softball coach, in the Antelope Valley area.

Suspect Jose Lopez, 35-year-old male Hispanic, became the subject of an investigation in July 2012, when allegations were made that he had been involved in an on-ongoing sexual relationship with one of his players, a 16-year-old girl.

On August 7, 2012, Sheriff’s detectives arrested Jose Lopez for committing lewd acts with a child.

On August 15, 2012, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed four felony counts against suspect Jose Lopez: Two felony counts of Unlawful Sexual Intercourse, one felony count of Penetration with a Foreign Object, and one felony count of Lewd Acts with a Child.

Suspect Lopez is currently in the custody of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department with a $100,000 dollars bail. His next court date is on September 11, 2012, in Antelope Valley Court.
Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying possible victims and/or witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Brian Hudson, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Bureau at (877) 710-5273, or [email protected]

Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org


Authored By:
Brian Hudson, Sergeant
Special Victims Bureau
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Office: 877-710-5273


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