SANTA ANA (CBS) — An Irvine swim coach is behind bars Friday on suspicion of having sex with a teenage girl several times.

Todd Sousa, 36, is being held on a $100,000 bail after being arrested Thursday on suspicion of child molestation and rape.

According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, a 15-year-old girl contacted authorities on Feb. 23 saying she had sex with Sousa four times over the past several months. The teen said Sousa was her swim coach.

Sex crimes officers then questioned and later arrested Sousa Thursday at JSerra High School where he was giving swim lessons.

Sousa and his wife, Jill, own Swim Venture, a company that teaches swim lessons at pools across South Orange County.

Authorities say Sousa was not employed by any area schools as a coach.

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Comments (8)
  1. Long Duc Dong says:

    Your life is over, swim coach. Enjoy prison sex.

  2. Jose Can You See says:

    No, they’re too busy fighting over which Mexican state is better and ending the dispute with bullets.

    1. johnny chingas says:

      I got nothing.

  3. Harley says:

    we trusted him not only as a coach but as a mentor. I swam for him for 2 years and ive known him for 7; i would like to say i didn’t see this coming but there were signs. He deserves the punishment he gets.

  4. Harley says:

    His wife is gorgeous and he has two little girls

  5. Jim says:

    Very sad. This is a man that the community is suppose to look up to. His life will never be the same.

  6. Ihmat says:

    I’m a member of the Irivine raquetclub, and I always saw this disgusting man working especially close with young female swimmers. I wouldn’t be surprised if he used the pool’s office space to have sex with his students. What an embarassment to his family.

  7. Kelly Beitler says:

    I used to work for swim venture for a year and a half. After talking to the people that I have worked with has said the same thing that we all felt that they way he talked about his students and interacted with the employee’s always gave us an off feeling.

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