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Deputies seek possible victims of soccer coach held in molestation

February 22, 2012 |  8:11 pm

Soccer coach Javier Arrioja is charged with molesting a boy on the teamInvestigators on Wednesday evening were looking for additional youths who may have been victims of an East Los Angeles soccer coach who is charged with molesting a player.

Javier Arrioja, 48, allegedly molested a 15-year-old four times between May and November 2011, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Wednesday.

Arrioja has been a coach in the area for more than 15 years, authorities said.

The case began after the boy told deputies that he had been inappropriately touched in Arrioja's car in Obregon Park in East Los Angeles and at the coach's home in the 100 block of North Townsend Avenue, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

The department said detectives were seeking other possible victims. Anyone with information is asked to contact the department's Special Victims Bureau at (877) 710-5273.

Arrioja was being held at County Jail in lieu of $300,000 bail, according to online booking records.

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Photo: Javier Arrioja. Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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