|For Immediate Release
Case # TBA
June 13, 2013
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
Cell: 714-292-2718Farrah Emami
LAW ENFORCEMENT SEEKS PUBLIC’S HELP IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL VICTIMS OF BASEBALL COACH CHARGED WITH SENDING SEXUAL TEXTS TO TWO UNDERAGE BOYS
SANTA ANA – Law enforcement is seeking the public’s help identifying potential additional victims of a baseball coach charged with sending sexually explicit text messages to two teen boys. Edwin Alan Wikstrom, 53, Anaheim, is charged with two felony counts of distributing pornography to a minor. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of three years and eight months in state prison. Wikstrom is being held on $100,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned today, Thursday, June 13, 2013, in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana. The time is to be determined.
At the time of the crime, the defendant is accused of being a baseball coach for over 30 years. 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.
A parent of one of the victims discovered the text messages and reported the case to the Anaheim Police Department (APD), who investigated this case.
Wikstrom is accused of having access to children through his coaching at Katella High School, East Anaheim Little League, and in the City of Lakewood. He was arrested by APD June 11, 2013.
Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Paul Carvo at (714) 347-8794 or APD through Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS.
Deputy District Attorney Cynthia Nichols of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.