|For Immediate Release
Case # 09SF0647
June 30, 2009
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
SOCCER COACH TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR HAVING UNLAWFUL SEX WITH 16-YEAR-OLD FEMALE PLAYER
NEWPORT BEACH – A soccer coach will be arraigned tomorrow on charges of having unlawful sexual intercourse with a 16-year-old player on two occasions in his car and at the victim’s home. David Christopher Hernandez, 27, Corona, is charged with two felony counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor and faces a maximum sentence of three years and eight months in state prison if convicted. The defendant is out of custody on $20,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow, Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at 8:30 a.m. in Department H-1, Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach.
Hernandez worked as a soccer coach for the Mission Viejo Soccer Club. The defendant is accused of meeting 16-year-old soccer player Jane Doe through his work as a coach. On two occasions between Jan. 1, 2009, and March 31, 2009, Hernandez is accused of having unlawful sexual intercourse with the victim in his car and at the victim’s house while her parents were not home.
Jane Doe’s parents learned of the unlawful sexual relationship and reported it to the police after reviewing the victim’s cell phone records and finding numerous phone calls between Hernandez and Jane Doe.
In addition to coaching for the Mission Viejo Soccer Club, Hernandez coached private soccer lessons. Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Tim Craig at (714) 347-8558.
Deputy District Attorney Nikki Buracchio of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.