Schurr High School Coach Arrested, Accused of Sexual Abuse

By EGP Staff Report

A tennis coach at Schurr High School in Montebello was arrested Monday after being accused of having a sexual relationship with a student that lasted three years.

Van Phuoc “Timothy” Dang, 26, of West Covina, was charged Wednesday with 12 felony counts of meeting a minor for lewd purposes, oral copulation of a person under 18, unlawful sexual intercourse and sodomy of a person under 18, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Van Phuoc “Timothy” Dang, 26, a tennis coach at Schurr High School is accused of sexually abusing a student. (Monterey Park Police Department)

Van Phuoc “Timothy” Dang, 26, a tennis coach at Schurr High School is accused of sexually abusing a student. (Monterey Park Police Department)

He was arrested Monday by detectives from the Monterey Park Police Department after a concerned citizen alerted school police about an alleged sexual relationship between the tennis coach and a student.

According to authorities, Dang had an inappropriate sexual relationship with the unnamed female student that began when she was 14 years old. Investigators determined the majority of the crimes occurred in Monterey Park.

He is being held at the Monterey Park Police Department Jail on $100,000 bail but prosecutors will ask that bail be set at $690,000.

Authorities believe there may be other victims. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Monterey Park Police Department Investigations Bureau at (626) 307-1236.

 

Update: Sept. 15 11:10 a.m. including information from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.

 

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