Sacramento soccer coach charged with trying to traffic girls

December 29, 2017

This undated photo provided by the Sacramento County Sheriff's office shows Elan Seagraves, Sacramento County sheriff's deputies have arrested high school soccer coach Seagraves on charges of trying to traffic two teenage girls. (Sacramento County Sheriff's Office via AP)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a high school soccer coach on charges of trying to traffic two teenagers.

Officials said Friday that a 17-year-old girl called about 3 a.m. Christmas Day saying she’d been sexually assaulted and was being forced into human trafficking.

She said she was hiding in a south Sacramento County backyard while her assailant waited nearby.

Deputies found 34-year-old Elan Daniel Seagraves of Sacramento in a vehicle with another 17-year-old.

He’s charged with pandering of a minor and persuading a minor to engage in commercial sex. He was appointed a public defender, but that office wasn’t answering the phone Friday afternoon.

Deputies say Seagraves is Kennedy High School’s soccer coach.

He remains jailed in lieu of $2 million bond awaiting a Jan. 4 bail review hearing.

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