Chino Valley coach arrested on teen sex charge
CHINO VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a Chino Valley soccer coach is facing charges of sexual assault and sexual contact with a minor for an incident at a party involving high school players and their friends.
Chino Valley police say 22-year-old Jose Eduardo Beltran Romaniz was arrested Monday.
Bond was set at $150,000 at Romaniz’s initial court appearance Tuesday. He doesn’t have an attorney assigned to his case yet.
Romaniz was a contract coach at Chino Valley High School.
He’s accused of bringing alcohol to the Dec. 9 party at a soccer player’s house and engaging in drinking games. The next day, a 16-year-old girl reported she was assaulted at the party.
Police say Romaniz has acknowledged buying alcohol for the party and engaging in sex acts with the teen while she was drunk.