Soccer coach arrested for molestation

February 11, 2009 12:30:43 PM PST
Santa Clara police need your help in finding more possible victims, after the arrest of a soccer coach suspected of molesting two teenage girls.

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Ricardo Sanchez Junior was arrested on felony child molestation charges. The 21-year-old is now out of jail on $150,000 bail.

Police say he met the girls while working as a volunteer coach for Santa Clara youth soccer. He also works as a part-time boys soccer coach at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose.

Investigators believe there are more victims in the case.

"If there's anybody out there who has information about this arrested subject, information that may be helpful to us, any inappropriate contact, other people that we're not aware of, we asking them to come forward at this time," said Lt. Phil Cooke from the Santa Clara Police Department.

Police say Sanchez met the girls as a direct result of his coaching -- and he also had contact with both girls over the Internet.

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