Santa Clarita Football Coach Arrested For Alleged Sex With Student, 15

SANTA CLARITA (CBS) — A football coach at a Santa Clarita high school was arrested Friday for allegedly having sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl.

KNX 1070’s Vytas Safronikas reports Nicolas Ovendale, 20, was taken into custody at his home by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s detectives.

Ovendale first became acquainted with the teenager while serving as an assistant coach on the freshman football team at Hart High School in Valencia.

“Officials [at the school] notified the sehriff’s department that they had become aware of some inappropriate conduct between one of their assistant football coaches and a student at the high school,” said Sgt. Brian Hudson of the sheriff’s Special Victims Bureau.

The two allegedly had “sexual intercourse and oral copulation” during late October 2011 while they were inside Ovendale’s parked vehicle, Hudson said.

Ovendale was booked at the sheriff’s Santa Clarita Valley Station on one count of lewd acts with a child and one count of unlawful sexual intercourse.

His bail was set at $50,000.

  • Mr. Blogger

    Another trusted perverted sports coach…..

    Parents need to pull their kids from all after school activities…..

    Sorry if I seem harsh, but after the Penn State abomination, I have to voice my opinion.

    This is going on all over the United States…..

    School & Church has became a hunting ground for these sick people!

    • Let's Be Reasonable, Folks

      Oh yeah! Let’s get a petition going around across the nation that will force the government to shut down ALL schools and churches! People of the world, let’s unite against education and worship!

      Do you know how ridiculous that sounds, Mr. Blogger? Really? Parents need to pull their kids from all after-school activites? That’s a little drastic, don’t you think? If anything more vigilant needs to be done, it’s that school and church officials need to know better who they are hiring. More thorough background checks, more referrals, even interview family and friends- that’s a logical suggestion. Not yours to take our kids out of extra-curricular activites and lock them inside the house. No matter how good an institution is at preventing this sort of thing happening, pedophiles and sex offenders STILL slip through the cracks.

    • bounce

      Apparently any idiot can have a blog.

    • Humans be Humans

      He was a nice guy, he was my coach. If you saw the girl, you could mistake her for a 19-20 year old. While I do not agree with what he did, I don’t believe this should have gone so public. He was a senior 2 years ago, think about it… The girl was a junior, he was a senior… 2 years ago.


    His future is ruin.. Register sex offender for life on his Job Applications ..

  • USC Trojan Girl

    This shouldn’t surprise anyone. As long as there are heterosexual males on planet earth this will continue to happen. Most people don’t understand that most men are willing to take the risk of going to jail for many years in exchange for having sex with an underage girl. Doesn’t matter if the guy is single or married. 99% of men would NOT turn down an underage girl who wants to have sex with him. ESPECIALLY if the girl is a virgin. This might sound wrong or sick but this is the world that we live in. Those who do not understand this are completely narrow-minded and do not know how powerful a women’s vagina is.

    • Jeny

      LOL…totally agree with you Trojan girl. You are very smart and tell it like it is which is why your a Trojan. Our vaginas are VERY powerful…guys of all ages are always after mine and I’m only 17 :)

      • Mel

        At least you know how powerful it is and if you work it right you can have a very successful life and have a lot of fun also.

        It’s people who admit the truth about themselves that go a long way

    • UW

      USC Trojan Girl, its no wonder your a college student let alone a USC student at that… your a moron tyipical USC fashion, there are women teachers that sleep with little boys as well, I am a man and i would never sleep with an under age girl, thats repulsive and un humane, why dont you do all of us a favor and get back to your studies, your at USC your sad pathetic school needs all of the sharp pencils to be sharpened, god knows that your academics should get you a job in the real world as long as your sports programs continue to teach you how to lie cheat and steal just so you can get a heinsman trophy and get you momma new house in holmby hills, concentrate on being a college kid… BTW USC SUCKS

      • UW Is An IDIOT

        Why don’t you do yourself a favor and take a refresher course in spelling, grammar, and punctuation? You’re just mad ’cause USC Trojan Girl hit the nail on the head and now you’re a little embarrassed that it’s true even about yourself. And all the cr@p you said about lying and cheating at USC… You’re going to condemn an ENTIRE university for ONE stupid man’s (Reggie’s) choice?!


      • Mike

        UW – its men like you who preach “I would never sleep with an underage girl” that are the first ones to do so when the opportunity arises. If you don’t you are gay. It’s “repulsive and un humane” to have sex with a 15 year old but not an 18 year old? Because its illegal right? I hope you don’t drive 36mph in a 35mph zone because that’s illegal too…lol. It’s clear that you are gay and have been religiously brainwashed. You keep being a law abiding citizen – God has a great place for you up in heaven lol

    • Dave

      I beg to differ with you. I spent TWO YEARS in the Marine Corps away from my wife serving my country. All you have to do is google the net to see tons of articles that indicate WOMEN have become MORE PROMISCUOUS than men. So before opening your mouth and spilling what few brains you have left, I suggest you look at the facts and statistics. And for your information, I WOULD turn down ANY GIRL or WOMAN because I happen to be MARRIED, and have been for 46 years. So stick that where the sun don’t shine, MISSY.

  • joe

    Another coach bites the bars. I think this coach’s sense of good judgment was momentarily blocked by his libido causing him to not realize the consequence of his illegal action.

    This guy is 20 years old and the girl is 15 years old. I think he was telling himself, “5 years is not a huge age difference. I am still kinda considered a teenager at 20”. Well, his wrong judgment will cost him dearly for he will have to register as a sex offender for life. I am sure he is hitting his head on the walls of his cell right now because of his wrong judgment.

    I would like to suggest to everyone to listen to their conscience before they do something stupid. A lot of people out there get into trouble because they do not listen to their own conscience.

    Nowadays, people shut off their conscience because they want to remove the barriers that prevents them from doing evil things.

    Remember, God’s wrath awaits anyone that harms the children of this world.

  • Mel

    It’s really dumb to have laws that says older men can’t have SEX with younger girls, but young guys can have sex with younger Girls. Do you realize how dumb that is. If Sex was not so powerful we would not be here

  • rankin1

    he is 20 and she being 15 seems ok! would they arrest Hufh Hefner and laker owner Jerry Buss old old critters in their 80.s dating girls 60 years younger?

  • Anon

    He was a really good friend of mine back in high school. He is so much fun to be around. It is hard to see this but in the end he knew the consequences. The risk is not worth it. It’s not like he picked the girl up and beat her to have sex with her. She knew what she was doing as much as he did. I dated a junior my senior year. I was 18 she was 16. SEXUAL PREDATOR! WATCH OUT! IMMA RAPE EVERYTHING!
    But there has to be a line drawn on age. He just fell out of line.
    I’m loving the girl pride comments. Read the bible, women are sin– just for you religious people (Adam and Eve)
    Fifteen is too young–for a twenty year old, but two fifteen year olds having sex isn’t wrong, right?

    • Anonymous2

      If Nick was a “really good friend” of yours in high school you would know him a little better than this and not doubt him so easily. Isn’t it possible that he is not guilty of what he’s being accused of?

      • waesrdjtfkyglu

        Well three years is a long time to change a person; I knew him as a loose friend. Sorry the technicalities weren’t apparent to you. You OBVIOUSLY know nick a hell of a lot better than me. Because that’s not saying much.
        And it’s not like I think he’s a perverted psychopath. A cute girl was sweet on him and he might have not used the right head. I like the optimism, but an accusation of sex with a high school student… is a little out of place. What would make someone want to inform officials about a fraudulent charge to ruin someone’s life? This all could have been dropped so easily. But something pushed it further and further until he was in the news and all of santa clarita as a child rapist. What a b*tch that girl would be, if she was lying.

  • Anonymous

    Nick sat next to me in my english class. He’s a really kind, good hearted kid who made a horrible, horrible mistake.

    • Anonymous2

      Dont you mean he is “accused of a horrible mistake?” Innocent until proven guilty right? Let’s wait until all the facts come out.

  • Hardmoney

    Before long there will be more teachers in prison than in the schools. It seems like every few days there is another teacher arrested for teaching about sex in a method not approved by school officials. Well, law abiding school officials at least.

  • Shaunna

    Nick is a dear friend of mine and I understand that this looks terrible but until we hear from him lets lay off the judgments. This is a serious accusation and it has already harmed his dream of a career at our high school. Nick I know what kind of person you really are and me and my family are praying for you as well as all your friends. We love you..stay strong.

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