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Whittier football coach charged with allegedly molesting two boys on team

March 2, 2010 |  6:15 pm
A Whittier Pop Warner football coach who allegedly sexually molested two boys on his team was charged Tuesday with nine felony counts in Los Angeles County Superior Court, authorities said.

Paul Anthony Ayala, 42, was charged with one felony count of oral copulation of a child under 10 and eight felony counts of sexual molestation of a child under 14, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said.

One victim was allegedly molested in 2008 and the other was molested last year, the district attorney's office said. Both victims were 10 at the time of the alleged attacks.

Police were notified last week after one of the alleged victims told family members what had happened, according to the district attorney's office.

-- Robert J. Lopez