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Victim’s Mother Uncovers Alleged Sex Abuse By Ex-Wrestling Coach Through YouTube Warning

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Herbert Daniel Ortiz (courtesy Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)

Herbert Daniel Ortiz (courtesy Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a former Rosemead High School assistant wrestling coach accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy.

Herbert Daniel Ortiz (aka Herbert Ortiz Monroy), 29, allegedly befriended the victim while he was working at the school from 2007 to 2009.

Investigators said the victim’s mother questioned her son after she viewed a YouTube video of another person claiming he had been sexually assaulted by Ortiz.

Detectives said the suspect may be on the run after learning about the YouTube warning.

The crimes reportedly happened in Rosemead, El Monte and Baldwin Park.

The suspect, who was living in Baldwin Park, is described as Hispanic, 5-foot-8, and 160 pounds.

Since 2010, he has been a wrestling instructor at the Bad News Panthers Children Wrestling Club in Rosemead.

Investigators believe there may be additional victims who may have been sexually abused by Ortiz.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to contact Special Victims Bureau detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department at 1-877-710- 5273 or specialvictimsbureau@lasd.org.

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