David Vaca Jr. Photo via El Monte Police Department

A man who was a part-time wrestling coach at Arroyo High School in El Monte pleaded no contest Tuesday to sex-related charges involving two female students.

David Vaca Jr., 21, of West Covina pleaded no contest to one count each of sexual penetration by a foreign object and oral copulation of a person under 18, according to Sarah Ardalani of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Vaca — who is set to be sentenced June 21 — is facing a year in county jail, five years probation, sexual compulsion classes and lifetime registration as a sex offender, according to Ardalani.

A state prison term of three years and eight months will be suspended, meaning he won’t have to serve that term unless he fails to comply with the terms of his probation.

Vaca was arrested Feb. 1 by El Monte police and has remained behind bars since then, according to jail records.

El Monte police said the crimes were committed at various locations in El Monte and South El Monte.

Vaca was charged two days later with 20 felony counts stemming from alleged sexual relationships with three female students during an 18-month span.

The charges to which Vaca pled involved crimes in 2015 and 2017 with two students, Ardalani said. The remaining charges are expected to be dismissed when he is sentenced.

–City News Service

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