SANTA ANA, Calif. – Law enforcement is seeking potential additional victims of a water polo coach who was arraigned today for sexually assaulting underage female players during practice sessions in Los Alamitos.
|Defendant||Charges||Maximum Sentence||Court Date|
|Bahram Hojreh, 42, Irvine||Charged on April 2, 2018, with the following counts:
|13 years and four months in state prison, plus 10 years county jail||Pre-trial hearing
June 14, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
Department W-2, West Justice Center, Westminster
Circumstances of the Case
- At the time of the crime, Hojreh was employed at the International Water Polo Club in Los Alamitos as a club water polo coach.
- Between September 2014 and January 2018, the defendant is accused of sexually assaulting seven underage female water polo players during one-on-one coaching sessions, including touching their breasts and genitals, digitally penetrating victims, and coerced them to touch his genital area. Four of the victims were 15 years old or younger.
- Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2 reported the assaults to their parents, who reported the incidents to Child Protective Services (CPS). CPS contacted the Los Alamitos Police Department (LAPD), who investigated this case.
- LAPD identified five additional victims.
The investigation in this case is ongoing. Anyone with additional information or who believes they may have been a victim is encouraged to contact LAPD Detective Delana Lopez at 562-431-2255, ext. 407.
Prosecutor: Deputy District Attorney Shiba Etemadian, Sexual Assault Unit
Orange County District Attorney / Case # 18WF0754 / April 4, 2018
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