Former East LA Volleyball Coach Sentenced for Molesting Girls

By City News Service

A 24-year-old man who admitted molesting two 15-year- old girls he met while coaching volleyball at Esteban Torres High School in East Los Angeles was sentenced Monday to three years in prison.

Jonathan Adam Roldan pleaded no contest in March to one felony count of unlawful sexual intercourse with one girl and one misdemeanor charge of child molestation involving a second girl. Another 10 sex-related counts involving the same victims were dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert C. Vanderet ordered Roldan —who worked as a junior varsity girls’ volleyball coach — to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

At the request of the defense, the judge recommended that Roldan be sent to a fire camp to serve his sentence. His placement, however, will be determined by the state Department of Corrections.

Vanderet also ordered Roldan to comply with the terms of a protective order, issued in March, that bars him from contacting either of his victims for the next 10 years.

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June 12, 2014  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.

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