Few things are bigger in Texas than high school football. A recent arrest has shaken many fans of the sport, however.
A high school football coach far to the north of Edinburg was recently accused of child sex abuse, according to news reports. The Irving-area coach has been charged with felonies that include two counts of indecency with a child and one count of sexual assault of a child.
The accusations against the 46-year-old coach involve alleged incidents that took place in Waco between 1990 and 1995, law enforcement officials said.
Two men say that the coach was then a student attending Baylor University and that he "made them perform inappropriate sexual acts," according to a TV news report.
The station says a source close to the investigation claims that the coach "lived with a well-known, church-oriented family" at the time. The source also claims that the man "used that position to lure young teens" and involve them in sex acts.
It should be noted that 27 years ago, the coach was 19 years old. The news article did not list the ages of the alleged victims.
Law enforcement officials say they believe there might be more victims and that more charges might be filed in the future against the defendant.
Anyone who believes they might be under investigation for similar matters in Hidalgo County should contact an Edinburg attorney experienced in sex crime defense. Call the Sanchez Law Firm for information about how we can fight to protect your rights and freedom.