WALNUT CREEK (CBS SF) – A 24-year-old junior varsity basketball coach has been charged with having sex with a minor, according to the Walnut Creek Police Department.
Authorities said Catherine Handlin, who was the female Junior Varsity basketball team at Berean Christian High School in Walnut Creek, was arrested in January after they received a call from school administrators about Handlin allegedly being involved in inappropriate activity with a student on campus.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine: San Francisco Opens Eligibility to All Residents Age 16 and Up
The Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office filed two charges this week against Handlin, including unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor and oral copulation with a minor, according to Senior Deputy District Attorney Bruce Flynn.READ MORE: UPDATE: Paul Flores, Suspect In Cal Poly Student Kristin Smart's 1996 Disappearance Arrested
The alleged victim in the case is a 17-year-old male student at Berean Christian High School, according to Flynn.
Handlin was terminated by school officials on Jan.8, 2016, as soon as her alleged involvement was known.MORE NEWS: COVID: 4/20 Celebration At Hippie Hill In Golden Gate Park Canceled For 2nd Year In A Row
If Handlin is convicted of all charges, she’ll face 3 years 8 months in prison.