SANTA ANA (AP) —A former Orange County martial arts instructor and soccer coach has been sentenced to nearly 300 years in prison for molesting 11 students.

Luis Alberto Pineda, 31, was convicted of 17 felony counts of lewd acts on a child under 14, two felony counts of sodomy by force and other sex crimes.

The Anaheim man molested 10 boys and one girl after practices, games or when he took them to movies or dinner while he was an instructor at Moo Yea Do Martial Arts in Fullerton from 2005 to 2010.

He was also a soccer coach for the North Orange County Youth Soccer Premier League.

During Pineda’s sentencing, two of the victims and one mother gave impact statements to the court.


Martial Arts Instructor, Soccer Coach Convicted Of Molesting 11 Children In Orange County

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