Youth coach arrested for violating probation

On Behalf of | Oct 25, 2022 | Criminal Defense

A youth basketball coach in San Antonio was arrested recently and had his probation revoked. A registered sex offender, he has been accused of failing to notify his probation officer of his coaching position. SAPD investigators say that the man admitted that he did not inform his probation officer of his intent to apply for a job as a youth coach because he worried that he might be prohibited from doing so.

The 34-year-old had been convicted in 2018 for a felony online sex offense in Texas. His legal problems may have been exacerbated because he reportedly took several out-of-town trips with minors in connection with his coaching position. Police say that several parents reported the man after they discovered that he was a registered sex offender.

Deputies investigated the situation after hearing from parents

Following a brief investigation, the man was arrested and remanded without bond. The terms of his probation required him to report any new job or volunteer position. Reportedly, there are at least two pending complaints against the man in the SAPD Special Victims Unit.

A parent of one of the kids on the basketball team claimed that the man acted inappropriately with team members during their tournament trips away from home. Allegedly, he asked some of the kids to kiss him good night. He is now facing felony charges for violating sex offender registry requirements. Anyone in Texas who has been accused of similar sexual misconduct may seek guidance and support by requesting a meeting with a criminal defense attorney.