Lincoln High School coach accused of having sexual relationship with student

Posted at 6:17 PM, Oct 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-13 22:34:05-04

SAN DIEGO - A local high school coach is accused of luring a female student into having sex with him, according to a civil lawsuit obtained by 10News.

The alleged inappropriate relationship between the teen and Lincoln High School coach took place during the 2015-2016 school year, the lawsuit said. According to the suit, the girl was a junior at the time.

Court records show two months after the coach hired her as a team manager, he took her to the 21-and-over Onyx Room nightclub and gave her alcohol.

According to the lawsuit, the coach "drove the plaintiff to his house where he had sexual intercourse with her, and had her spend the night with him."

The girl also alleges on another night, "he picked her up about 2:00 a.m. and drove her to his house where he kissed and inappropriately touched her."

10News reporter Kandiss Crone went to an address listed for the coach, and a man who came to the door claiming to be the coach's brother said he didn't live there.

"I don't know anything; like I said, I don't really talk to him," the man said.

A spokesperson for the San Diego Unified School District said a police report was filed and the coach is on administrative leave pending the investigation.

The San Diego County District Attorney's Office said no charges were issued in the case, but added they could not discuss that decision, except to say they only file charges when they can prove them beyond a reasonable doubt.

10News is not identifying the coach because he has not been criminally charged.