ORANGE, Calif. (KABC) — A Southern California woman speaks about a former Orange County coach and coach who was arrested for sexually assaulting a minor — and she claims he once raped her years ago.
“That validation comes at the expense of the children, and it took children to be bullied and come forward so people could finally see who he’s always been,” said the woman, who declined to reveal her identity.
Chris Flores, also known as Coach Frog, was arrested Thursday at a traffic stop in Bakersfield.
The 37-year-old Bellflower man is accused of sexually assaulting two teenagers in Riverside and Orange counties.
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During an interview with Eyewitness News on Friday, the woman said she tried Flores in 2009. She accused him of kidnapping with intent to rape him, sodomy and rape, but Flores was acquitted.
“They found him lying behind me, I’m passed out, my dress is up and he just lays behind me and he claimed I wanted to go for a walk even though I couldn’t hold myself,” she told ABC7.
In the years that followed, Flores became a well-known coach Sports Training and Rehabilitation Services, also known as STARS.
The gym used the Santiago Middle School campus and field to train in orange.
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Following the coach’s arrest this week, the Orange Unified School District issued a statement saying Flores had never been an employee of the district.
Below is the full explanation:
“The Orange Unified School District and Santiago Charter Middle School became aware this week of allegations of misconduct made against a coach formerly associated with STARS Prep Academy, an outside training organization that refers students to Santiago and the facility uses for training. The person accused of this is allegedly not an employee of Orange Unified School District or Santiago Charter Middle School.The safety of our students is our top priority and the “use of facilities” permit for STARS Prep Academy has been suspended pending further information.To date, no Orange Unified student has made any allegations of misconduct against the coach, nor has there been any evidence of any alleged incidents taking place on the Santiago Charter campus.The OUSD Office of Student and Community Services has been in contact with law enforcement and will provide more information as it becomes available.Orange Unified Administrators have previously received a complaint regarding the private company STARS’ financial relationship with public education/charter schools. So far, no misconduct towards minors has been alleged.”
Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa said in a statement that from September 2020 through July 2021, CCCM agreed to lease portions of its facility to STARS Academy for their ongoing efforts in training young athletes.
STARS is a standalone program separate from CCCM.
Detectives said there have been multiple assaults on a 14-year-old STARS athlete on the Calvary Chapel High School campus and in the cities of Anaheim and Santa Ana throughout 2021.
Meanwhile, Flores is scheduled to appear in court on Monday 14 August. His bail is set at $500,000.
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