PERRIS (CBSLA.com) — A volunteer girls’ basketball coach at Perris High School has been arrested on suspicion of committing lewd acts on a child.
Dominic Leon Evans, 49, was arrested Nov. 13 on suspicion of molesting a girl under the age of 16 for almost a year.
Investigators started looking into the case after the victim and her father came forward to a school counselor.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is now releasing information about the case because investigators believe there may be other victims.
The Perris Union School District says Evans held various coaching positions throughout the district and was the on-again-off-again substitute campus supervisor from 1998 to 2008.
School administrators said as soon as they were notified about the allegations, Evans was removed from his coaching duties.
“We are absolutely shocked. The safety of our staff and students is our primary concern every day, at every school,” School District Spokesperson Leslie Ventuleth said.
Evans is accused of committing multiple counts of lewd acts, some include sodomy and oral copulation, with the young girl in his home, investigators said.
Police and school officials confirm the girl was a former basketball player at the school.
Evans is being held on $50,000 bail.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.