Garland soccer coach charged with sexual assault of a child

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by MATT GOODMAN

wfaa.com

Posted on September 13, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Updated Thursday, Sep 13 at 6:11 PM

GARLAND – A Garland soccer coach has been charged with the continual sexual assault of a 10-year-old boy. 

Garland police spokesman Joe Harn said Bernardo Mondragon-Guzman was arrested on Tuesday and charged with the first-degree felony. If convicted, he faces a sentence between five and 99 years along with a $10,000 fine. 

Harn said police have identified the boy as one victim, but fear there are more. Investigators want parents to come forward if they have ever been “concerned over their child’s relationship” with Mondragon-Guzman. 

Mondragon-Guzman coached children between five and 10 years old through the Garland Soccer Association. 

The arrest affidavit says Mondragon-Guzman had sex "four or five times" with the child. The boy was able to describe Mondragon-Guzman's bedroom and car interior to investigators, both of which are where the alleged abuse occured. 

The affidavit says Mondragon-Guzman would tell the boy's mother that he was taking him to the store. The soccer coach would then take the victim to a sofa store, Jack in the Box and then back to his Garland home. 

The victim vividly described the abuse to a detective and acknowledged that he was being questioned "because his coach rapes him." 

Anyone with further information about Mondragon-Guzman is asked to call Detective Galvan at 972.205.2082. 

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