IRVINE – Authorities are asking the public to help identify potential additional victims of a former Irvine tennis coach accused of sexual assault, officials said.
Jarrid Thomas Baldogo, 29, of Irvine was charged with eight felony counts of lewd acts on a child under 14 with a sentencing enhancement allegation for substantial sexual conduct with a child, according to court records.
Officials say that Baldogo might have assaulted other students or children and are asking for the public’s help to find possible victims.
Police said they arrested Baldogo after the parents of a 12-year-old boy found suspicious text messages on his phone.
Baldogo is accused of committing sex acts against the boy on at least eight separate occasions in his car and apartment, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said.
Baldogo did not enter a plea in the initial arraignment, which has been rescheduled for May 31.
If convicted, he faces a possible maximum sentence of 22 years in state prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration.
Authorities ask anyone with information to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Lou Gutierrez at 714-664-3943.
By ALYSSA DURANTY/ ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
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