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Former Players Accuse Rancho Cucamonga Softball Coach Of Assault

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(credit: Rancho Cucamonga Police Dept.)

(credit: Rancho Cucamonga Police Dept.)

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RANCHO CUCAMONGA (CBS) — An Inland Empire softball coach is facing charges after allegedly engaging in sex-related activities with at least two minors.

Abiathor Stephen Mejico, 48, was arrested Monday on charges of Penetration with a Foreign Object.

On Sept. 30, police responded to a home in the 6200 block of Taylor Canyon in Rancho Cucamonga on a disturbance call. While investigating, they discovered a teenage victim was allegedly assaulted by Mejico, police said.

The victim, who lived at the home, told police she had be digitally penetrated and “forced to have sexual intercourse with the suspect,” Rancho Cucamonga police said in a statement.

Mejico was a travel softball coach for several years and an Instructional Aid at Pomona High School.

As the police investigation continued, a second victim surfaced who had lived with Mejico and had played on his softball team, officials said.

According to police, the victim said Mejico drugged and assaulted her when she was a minor.

Anyone with additional information on Mejico is asked to contact the Rancho Cucamonga Sheriff’s Station at (909) 477-2800.

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