A longtime volunteer football coach at a high school in the Highland Park district of Los Angeles has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting current and former students.
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Update: Highland Park Football Coach Gets 36 Years for Molesting Boys
January 13, 2017 - Jaime Jimenez was sentenced to 36 years in state prison for abusing 5 teenage boys, according to Highland Park Patch . Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ray G. Jurado imposed the term on Jimenez to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and not to contact the victims for 10 years.
What’s the Problem?
April 21, 2015 - Jaime Jimenez, 46, was arrested last Thursday and is being held on $450,000 bail, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. He faces a maximum sentence of nearly 30 years in prison if convicted on 23 felony counts -- 5 counts of sodomy on a person under 16, 6 counts of oral copulation on a person under 16, and 12 counts of lewd acts on a child.
Jimenez, who has coached football at Franklin High School since 1998, was removed from his post after his arrest. Investigators believe he “may have victimized former students who are now adults and are urging them to come forward.”
Prosecutors allege Jimenez committed the crimes away from school grounds between Aug. 2002 and Dec. 2014. Police believe some of his alleged victims could be adults now, and urged them to come forward with any information.
Jimenez Pleads No Contest in Molestation Case
November 15, 2016 - Former Franklin High School volunteer coach Jamie Jimenez pleaded no contest on Thursday to charges that he sexually abused five teen boys, according to the Los Angeles Daily News . The 48-year-old was charged with two felony counts each of continuous sexual abuse and lewd acts on a child 14 to 15 years old and one count of misdemeanor sexual battery. Jimenez is facing at least 36 years in prison, with sentencing set for January 13 in a Los Angeles courtroom.
Football Players File Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against LAUSD
May 16, 2016 - Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is being sued by five former high school students who allege they were sexually abused by Jaime Jimenez, an ex-volunteer assistant football coach who’s being prosecuted on felony sexual abuse charges.
The alleged abuse occurred from 2002-2013; four of the plaintiffs are young men and the fifth is a minor represented in the complaint by his parents. The juvenile and two of the adult plaintiffs are brothers. In addition to the school district, Jimenez and Benjamin Franklin High School are also being named as defendants, according to MyNewsLA .
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