Report: Former soccer coach tried to kiss 9th grade girl

LAS VEGAS - A former soccer coach accused of indecency against a student knew the girl for years before allegedly attempting to make an inappropriate move, according to an arrest report released Tuesday.

Juan Alfredo Chavez, 25, worked at Ed W. Clark High School when the alleged incident took place on Oct. 20, 2017. Police said it involved a 14-year-old female student.

The Clark County School District Police Department arrested the former boy's junior varsity soccer coach on one count of felony lewdness committed by a person over 18 with a child 14 or 15. 

According to the arrest report, the student who is in 9th grade, was in the cafeteria waiting for the football game to start when Chavez walked up to her and told her to come with him.

The two left the school and went into an area near the portable classrooms by the baseball and football fields, and that’s when Chavez asked the girl for a hug, the report said. She gave him a side hug, and that’s when he allegedly pulled her in close so that she would face him, and tried to kiss her.

The report said the girl pulled away, and that’s when Chavez asked her if she was nervous. She said ‘yes,’ and quickly walked away toward the building. 

The girl told police she did it so things wouldn’t get awkward and because she didn’t want him to do anything to her.  The girl cried as she walked away, telling police “it was pretty scary,” the report said.
 
Once the incident was reported, CCSD PD investigated the matter.   Police said surveillance cameras captured the entire interaction.

Chavez was then arrested at his residence and was booked into the Clark County Detention Center. 

According to the report, the victim has known Chavez for about four years.  However, she told police she looked at him as a mentor and never communicated with him via text or social media.

Since Chavez was a volunteer and not a CCSD employee, as of Oct. 20, 2017, he is no longer allowed on any CCSD property and has been removed from the approved coaches list. 

Before his ban, Chavez had served in a coaching capacity with CCSD since Dec. 2010 and had successfully passed a background check to be a coach and have contact with students.


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