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OC High School Baseball Coach Arrested For Allegedly Sending Explicit Texts To Minors

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(credit: Anaheim Police Dept.)

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ANAHEIM (CBSLA.com) — A volunteer high school baseball coach has been arrested for allegedly sending sexually explicit text messages to two teen boys, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.

Edwin Alan Wikstrom, 53, was charged with two felony counts of distributing pornography to a minor after a parent of one of the alleged victims contacted the Anaheim Police Department on Monday.

Wikstrom was arrested Tuesday while he was coaching a game in Lakewood, officials said. He was booked at the Anaheim Police Temporary Detention Facility and is being held on $100,000 bail.

“Between 2011 and 2013, Wikstrom is accused of sending sexually explicit text messages on multiple occasions to two minor boys, ages 16 and 17, whom he met through his volunteer coaching job at Katella High School in Anaheim,” the District Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

Police say Wikstrom has been a coach in Southern California for more than 30 years. They believe there may be other possible victims, as Wikstrom had access to children through his posts at Katella High School, East Anaheim Little League and in the city of Lakewood.

Anyone with additional information was asked to contact Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855)TIP-OCCS.

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