OCDA SEEKS PUBLIC’S HELP IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL VICTIMS OF TENNIS COACH CHARGED WITH SEXUALLY ASSAULTING MALE STUDENT

For Immediate Release
Case # 13HF1604






May 13, 2013

Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
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Cell: 714-292-2718

Farrah Emami
Spokesperson
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OCDA SEEKS PUBLIC’S HELP IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL VICTIMS OF TENNIS COACH CHARGED WITH SEXUALLY ASSAULTING MALE STUDENT

 

SANTA ANA – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) is seeking the public’s help identifying potential additional victims of a tennis coach charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old male student. Jarrid Thomas Baldogo, 29, Irvine, is charged with eight felony counts of lewd acts on a child under 14 with a sentencing enhancement allegation for substantial sexual conduct with a child. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 22 years in state prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration. Baldogo is in custody on $1 million bail and is scheduled for a continued arraignment May 31, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana.

 

At the time of the crime, Baldogo is accused of being a private tennis instructor who focused on coaching children and teenagers ages 4 to 18. Since 2004, the defendant has had direct contact with children and has worked at the Woodbridge Village Association’s tennis courts in Irvine, and Westchester High School and Manhattan Country Club, both in Los Angeles County.

 

In November 2012, Baldogo is accused of meeting 12-year-old John Doe at the tennis courts in Santa Clara Park in Irvine when he was hired as the victim’s private tennis coach. Between December 2012 and May 2013, the defendant is accused of sexually assaulting the victim on at least eight separate occasions in his car and apartment, including masturbation and oral copulation.

 

The victim’s parents contacted the Irvine Police Department, who investigated this case, after finding suspicious texts to their son from Baldogo.  

 

If convicted, Baldogo’s lifetime sex offender registration would bar him from entering County recreational areas and City parks which have passed the Sex Offender Ordinance. Visit www.orangecountyda.com to read the prior press releases on the County’s Sex Offender Ordinance as well as the 14 other cities that have enacted the Child Safety Zone.

 

Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Lou Gutierrez at (714) 664-3943.

 

Deputy District Attorney Bobby Taghavi of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.

 

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