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The 28-year-old coach of the Burbank High School girls’ varsity volleyball team was arrested Thursday on suspicion of having an ongoing sexual relationship with an underage student who is now an adult and no longer attends the school.

Kyle Roach is also suspected of using text messages and social media phone applications to anonymously solicit nude photos from underage females, said Burbank police Lt. Adam Cornils.

An investigation was started after police received a report of alleged wrongdoing on the coach’s part, Cornils said.

“It is believed that Roach initiated numerous sexually related text message communications with current members of the Burbank High School varsity girls’ volleyball team,” according to the lieutenant.

“Roach used text messages and social media phone applications, anonymously, to solicit nude photos from underage females.”

Two students from the school came forward when they began to suspect that Roach was sending the text messages, Cornils said.

“The investigation resulted in the identification of an additional victim who claims to have had an ongoing sexual relationship with Roach while she was under 18,” Cornils said.

Roach was booked on suspicion of oral copulation with a minor, possession of child pornography and annoying or molesting a child, the lieutenant said.

Anyone who may have information about the case or believes they may be a victim was urged to call Burbank police at (818) 238-3000.

— City News Service

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