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Coronado coach accused of sex crimes pleads not guilty

Coronado High School
Posted at 3:26 PM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-10 21:16:38-05

CORONADO, Calif. (KGTV) -- The Coronado basketball coach accused of sex crimes against a female student pleaded not guilty in court Monday.

Jordan Bucklew, 34, pleaded not guilty to four charges, including three counts of child molesting and one count of sexual penetration by a foreign object.

A judge allowed Bucklew to remain out on the $25,000 bail he already posted, but ordered him to refrain from being in the presence of any minors without another adult being present.

The judge also said Bucklew has been placed on administrative leave from Coronado High School.

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According to Coronado Police, the department became aware of the “inappropriate relationship” on January 31.

Police say Bucklew a part-time basketball coach at Coronado High School, was arrested the following week.

Bucklew is due back in court on March 12 for a readiness hearing.

Anyone with information on the case or any potential additional victims are asked to call Detective Jade Gutzmer at 619-522-6458 or San Diego Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

The school district sent 10News the following statement:

The collective focus and priority of the Coronado Unified School District is teaching and learning while nurturing a safe and supportive environment for those within our shared community. Allegations have been made against a Coronado Unified School District staff member. The District takes such claims very seriously. When the allegations became known, the District followed policy and protocol including cooperation with Coronado Police Department to protect the safety and security of District students and staff. As this is a personnel related issue, the District has no further comment.