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Tennis coach accused of sexually assaulting 15-year-old student

October 4, 2012 |  5:59 am

DaleKimA Los Angeles tennis coach accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old female student was arrested in Glendale, authorities said.

Dale Kim, 46, was taken into custody Tuesday and faces charges of lewd acts on a child, oral copulation with a minor and rape of a minor, according to the Glendale Police Department.

Officials said Kim conducted private lessons at the Scholl Canyon Tennis Center in Glendale, where they allege "several of the acts" occurred. But they stressed that although he rented courts from the center, he was "not affiliated" with the center or the city of Glendale.

Glendale police Sgt. Tom Lorenz told KTLA that Kim had coached the girl for several years. The alleged assaults, he told the television station, took place between June 1, 2011, and April 5 of this year at the tennis complex parking lot and a Tujunga motel room.

Investigators said Kim has coached tennis for more than a decade, and asked anyone with information about any other potential victims to contact detectives at (818) 548-3106.


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Photo: Dale Kim. Credit: Glendale Police Department