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Boy’s Soccer Coach Sentenced To 5 Years For Sex-Related Felonies Involving A Player

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(credit: Los Angeles Sheriff's Dept.)

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Southern California soccer coach was sentenced Thursday to five years in state prison for several felony sex-related counts involving a 14-year-old male player.

Javier Arrioja, 49, who was a coach for a private soccer club for boys under 17, was arrested in February after the teenager told Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies that he was inappropriately touched by his coach at Arrioja’s house and local parks, officials said.

Arrioja was convicted of four counts of lewd acts upon a child and one count of sending harmful matter.

The crimes reportedly happened between May and November of 2011, according to authorities.

Arrioja was also ordered by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Sam Ohta to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

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