Soccer coach arrested for sexual assault

By Albert Angulo

“ I loved the boy victim  would never hurt him,”

These were the horrific — not to mention ironic — words of Marvin Juarez, 35, who was arrested Sunday on four counts of sexual assault with a victim under 14, one count of unlawful contact with a child and 11 counts of lewdness with a minor under 14, according to an arrest report released Tuesday.

A 13-year-old boy told his mother that Juarez, his soccer coach for Atleticos Club Las Vegas, sexually assaulted him Saturday after practice, the report states.

The victim told detectives the first sexual assault occurred Thursday after practice at Juarez’s apartment, 1550 E. Harmon Ave., the report states. Afterward, the boy told police Juarez bought him fast food.

The victim said nearly identical sexual assaults happened Saturday after Juarez bought him soccer equipment, the report states.

Police located Juarez Sunday and transported him for questioning to Metro’s headquarters, where he claimed he was a victim of sexual abuse as a child in El Salvador, the report said.

Investigators suspect there may be other victims in the Las Vegas area, Metro spokesman Bill Cassell said. Juarez coached soccer in a primarily Hispanic community for teams with boys 12 to 15 years old, he said.

“This guy had access to children,” Cassell said. “He had a victim pool for between one and two years.”

Police encourage any other victims to come forward, regardless of immigration status, Cassell said.

The situation, he said, also underscores the need for constant communication between parents and children.

“This came about because a child had the confidence to tell a parent what had happened,” he said.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or visit the Crime Stoppers web site.

2 Responses to "Soccer coach arrested for sexual assault"

  1. Julie   June 7, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    The Let Go…Let Peace Come In Foundation is nonprofit with a mission to help heal and support adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse worldwide. We are actively seeking adult survivors who would be willing to post a childhood photo and caption, or their story on letgoletpeacecomein.org. By uniting survivors from across the globe we can help provide a stronger and more powerful voice to those survivors who have not yet found the courage to speak out. We also have a prepared a youtube video that can be viewed at http://tinyurl.com/yah9afw. Together we can; together we should; together we NEED to stand up and be counted. Please visit our site for more details on how you can send us your submissions.

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  2. Albert   May 30, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    As Professor myself it is very sad to see how our schools , sports club and any institution that helps children is becoming incubators of sexual predators , I would strongly suggest to review the psychological screening process this individuals have to go through before they actually get hired

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