The coach of a high school tennis team in Montebello was in custody Tuesday on suspicion of committing lewd acts with a minor over the course of three years, police reported.
Van Phuoc “Timothy” Dang, 26, of West Covina, was arrested about 2 p.m. Monday at Schurr High School by Monterey Park police detectives.
Dang, a tennis coach at Schurr High School, “was identified as having a sexual relationship with a current student beginning when the female victim was 14 years old,” according to Monterey Park police Lt. Bill Cuevas.
“Dang was the victim’s tennis coach and what started as a coach-student relationship evolved into an inappropriate sexual relationship lasting approximately three years,” he alleged. “It was determined in the investigation that the crimes occurred in Monterey Park.”
Dang was being held at the Monterey Park Police Department Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail, Cuevas said.
He said investigators “believe that there may be other victims or additional information regarding Dang’s conduct, and are encouraging individuals who may have been a victim or have additional information to please contact the Monterey Park Police Department Investigations Bureau at (626) 307- 1236 or their local police department.”
–City News Service
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