Jose Duarte, Who Worked With Boys From Westside to South L.A., Molested at Least Three Kids, Cops Allege
A boys soccer coach was charged with child molestation this week and, unfortunately, authorities say the suspect had access to lots of kids.
In fact, 42-year-old Jose Duarte coached teams at MacArthur Park, nearby Vista Hermosa Park, and at he Gilbert Lindsey Recreation Center in South L.A. He also helped take kids to and from practice at Daniel Webster Middle School in Mar Vista.
On Wednesday he was charged with ...
... 15 felony counts of child molestation.
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It all started Monday when a 13-year-old alleged his soccer coach had molested him at the boy's home. Then cops say they found two other victims.
They fear there are more. Duarte's footballers play under the banner team USA.
If anyone knows of more possible victims they were asked to call the LAPD Operations-West Bureau Sexual Assault Detail at 213-473-0447.
The suspect was being held in lieu of $2.26 million.
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