Milpitas coach accused of sex offenses

March 6, 2008 10:49:36 AM PST
Milpitas police are investigating a case involving a high school tennis coach who is accused of multiple sexual offenses involving minors, the Police Department announced today.

Police received a report Dec. 10 alleging that 25-year-old Milpitas resident Tri Thanh Phan had inappropriate contact with a 16-year-old female student at Milpitas High School, according to the Police Department.

Phan, a Milpitas High School coach who was also involved with a youth choir at St. Patrick's Proto-Cathedral in San Jose and the youth-involved Far East Dragon Lion Dance Association in San Jose, had allegedly been in contact with the girl via phone and e-mail, police reported.

Investigators also found that Phan allegedly had inappropriate contact, including phone, online and sometimes sexual relationships, with numerous other girls over a period of several years, according to the Police Department.

Police issued a warrant for Phan's arrest Jan. 10, and he was taken into custody Jan. 23 on suspicion of multiple sexual offenses involving minors.

The Police Department has asked that anyone who has had or knows someone who has had an inappropriate relationship with Phan or has information regarding the investigation call (408) 586-2400.