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Soccer ref had sex with boy after Facebook chat, authorities say

January 15, 2013 |  6:28 pm

Jorge Serafin was charged in an O.C. molestation caseAn Orange County youth soccer referee was charged Tuesday with forcing sex acts on a teenage boy he had chatted with on Facebook and molesting two other boys, authorities said.

Jorge Serafin, 30, allegedly knew the 15-year-old victim from Facebook and forced him on two occasions to commit sex acts in a parking lot at Serafin's Anaheim apartment complex, according to the Orange County district attorney's office.

The incidents occurred in November, according to authorities. In January, Serafin allegedly invited a 10-year-old boy into his apartment, where he massaged the child's "bare back with sexual intent," the district attorney's office said in a statement.

Serafin is also accused of sexually touching a 14-year-old boy after inviting the youth to his apartment. 

At the time of the alleged crimes, Serafin was a referee for the Oak View Soccer League in Huntington Beach, which features matches involving youth teams.

Serafin was being held in lieu of $1-million bail and is scheduled for arraignment Feb. 1 at the Central Jail in Santa Ana.


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Photo: Jorge Serafin. Credit: Orange County Sheriff's Department