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mercoledì 2 agosto 2017
Paedo softball coach arrested for sexually abusing 15-year-old student
VICTORVILLE — Authorities placed a Victorville softball coach behind bars Monday after linking him to the sexual abuse of a teenage girl on his team.
Armando Felix, 42, was arrested after an “extensive joint investigation” connected him to repeated sexual abuse of an underage girl in 2013 and 2014. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department officials stated Felix, who is also a federal correctional officer, reportedly met the victim while coaching her softball team.
Authorities launched an investigation on July 20 after receiving information that Felix had sexually assaulted the girl “on several occasions” in Victorville. The repeated sexual abuse began when the victim was 15 years old, authorities said.
Together with agents from the Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General and detectives from the Sheriff’s Department Crimes Against Children Detail (CAC), the investigation led to Felix’s arrest on Monday.
Officials said the Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General worked with CAC detectives as Felix is employed as a federal correctional officer. Felix has been a softball coach for several years, officials said, and investigators are releasing Felix’s booking photo as there is the possibility of additional victims.
Felix was arrested on suspicion of child molestation, oral copulation with a person under 16 and penetration with a foreign object of a victim under 16. He remains in custody at the Adelanto Detention Center in lieu of $100,000 bail, booking records show, and is expected to appear in court Wednesday.
Anyone with information related to this investigation, or other victims, is urged to contact Detective Jacob Gault, Crimes Against Children Detail at 909-387-3615. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-782-7463 or online at www.wetip.com.