SAN RAMON (CBS SF) — A wrestling coach at a San Ramon high school arrested two weeks ago on suspicion of child molestation is now facing 20 felony charges, police said.
Kevin Lopez, 27, is facing 13 counts of lewd acts on a child 14 to 15 years old, two counts of arranging a meeting with a minor for the purpose of engaging in certain lewd and lascivious behavior, one count of using a minor for noncommercial sex acts, two counts of distributing lewd matter to a minor, one count of contacting a minor for the purpose of engaging in lewd and lascivious behavior and one count of a lewd act on a child under 14 years old, according to the San Ramon Police Department.
Police said the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office filed the charges against Lopez on Sept. 12. He was arrested on Sept. 9.
Lopez is a San Ramon resident and a wrestling coach at California High School.
Police said a search warrant was served at his home after they were notified of a possible “inappropriate relationship” Lopez allegedly had with a child more than 10 years younger than him.
Police said Lopez is also a youth group leader at San Ramon’s New Life Church.
Lopez was hired as an assistant wrestling coach at the high school in 2005 and was promoted to head wrestling coach in 2012, according to the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.
Lopez remained in custody Friday on $2.125 million bail.
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