So Cal Boxing Academy Owner Previously Investigated By PoliceBy CBSLA Staff

SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — A Santa Ana boxing club owner and coach was arrested Thursday on suspicion of sexual molestation of a minor, police said.

Edgar Ferraez Rivera, 45, has been arrested on suspicion of sexually molesting two 13-year-old girls. (Santa Ana PD)

Edgar Ferraez Rivera, a 45-year-old resident of Riverside, was accused of sexually molesting a 13-year-old girl while she was training at So Cal Boxing Academy in Santa Ana.

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According to police, Rivera was accused of the same crime involving a different 13-year-old girl in 2017 — though that incident was said not to have happened at the gym. In that case, police said Rivera was arrested after police investigated but was not prosecuted.

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On Thursday, Rivera was booked at the Orange County Jail for child molestation charges stemming from the 2017 incident and the most recent case. His bail was set at $500,000.

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Police believe there might be additional victims and asked anyone with information to call Det. Nick Vega or Officer Matthew Thomas at 714-245-8368.