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

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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— Robert J. Lopez

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