Youth Sports Coach Chris Flores Charged With Six-Counts Of Molesting A Teenager Of STARS Academy
Orange County District Attorney reports that 37-year old Chris Flores has been charged with six-counts of molesting a 15-year old female athlete. Flores is accused of using his position as a prominent youth sports coach & trainer in Orange County to commit the felony. Flores is also accused of committing two separate acts of penetration with a foreign object against the same 15-year old.
District Attorney of Orange County, Todd Spitzer, said in a statement that Flores is known as “Coach Frogg” to many in the community of high school football. Spitzer also said Flores “used his position of trust as a coach” to prey upon children for his own sexual satisfaction.
“These athletes were there to train in an effort to excel at their sport, not to be victimized by a pedophile. What happened to this young girl is horrific and the youth sports community as a whole has been victimized by the actions of a grown man who not only abused his victim but abused that position of trust.”
Flores is famously known for co-founding the STARS Prep Academy alongside former NFL cornerback Jason David, a former Super Bowl Champion with the Indianapolis Colts before retiring in 2009 as a member of the Detroit Lions. Flores was reportedly arrested with assistance from Bakersfield police, and booked at Orange County Jail.
The Santa Ana Police Department stated that it has investigated allegations from two individuals who “indicated that Flores sexually assaulted them.” Flores’ bail is set at $500,000 and faces a maximum sentence of six years and four months in state prison if tried and convicted.
Flores has pled not guilty to the charges, denying “any inappropriate relationship or contact with any current or former athlete or student.” People with additional information about potential victims have been urged to contact the Santa Ana Police Department, as local authorities believe that Flores has more victims.