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Soccer coach charged for molesting 15-year-old boy who played on his team

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File: Soccer field, Yucca and Las Palmas, Hollywood.

Another local adult who works with kids has been charged following allegations that he sexually molested a minor, but this one isn't a part of LAUSD. This time, it's soccer club coach Javier Arrioja, who faces five counts following allegations that he molested a 15-year-old boy who played on the team.

Arrioja, 48, is charged with four counts of lewd acts and one count of sending "harmful matter." He's been a coach for the Los Angeles Missioneros, a private soccer club for boys under 17.

The victim was allegedly assault four times between May and November of 2011, including at Arrioja's home and local parks, the prosecutor said.

Arrioja was expected to be arraigned this afternoon, with a maximum sentence of five years, eight months. The L.A. District Attorney's Office recommended bail of $100,000.

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