Carlos Francisco Juarez was convicted of sexual assaults that he perpetrated between 2005 and 2010 against four girls between 11 and 14 years old.
A former basketball coach, identified as Carlos Francisco Juarez, from Orange County (California, USA), was sentenced this Wednesday to 150 years in prison for the sexual assaults he perpetrated more than a decade ago against four girls between 11 and 14 years old KTLA reported.
The former coach, 48, was found guilty of 10 felony counts of lewd act on a child under 14, seven counts of felony lewd act on a child, two felony counts of oral copulation of a child under 16 and two felony counts of sexual penetration of a minor with a foreign object.
Fmr CA b-ball coach sentenced to 150 yrs for sexual assault of 4 girls, 11-17 yrs old. Carlos Francisco Juarez, 48, was convicted of 10 felony counts in July for assaults that occurred between 2005 & 2010, according to stmt from the office of Orange County District Atty Todd Spitzer. 💩🤬 pic.twitter.com/WEsvSQFcGL
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The sexual acts with the minors took place between 2005 and 2010. According to court documents, the first victim, 11 years old she took private classes with Juarez, in which he made her “train topless after initially trying to get her to take off all her clothes.” The victim also testified that she sexually assaulted her and then gave her an envelope with money.
Additionally, Juarez sexually assaulted a 14 year old girl and forced another 13 year old girl to perform a sexual act on him, in exchange for the promise of making her the team’s starter. The former coach was also convicted of sexually abusing another 13 year old victim over four years, after he moved into his house.
“This coach was in a position of trust and authority over the young girls and took advantage of them,” said Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer. In that order, he stated that “youth sports should be a safe environmentin which neither parents nor athletes would have to worry about children being the target of a sexual predator.” At the same time, Spitzer applauded the bravery of the young women who testified against Juarez.