An Arcadia, California swim coach has been arrested on the suspicion of having sex with a minor and other sex crimes.
Marco Antonio Flores was arrested by the Arcadia Police on September 16 for violations of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, lewd and lascivious acts involving children, and other sex crimes.
The department was contacted on September 7 by a representative of MAX Aquatics, a private USA swimming-affiliated swim club in Arcadia, reporting that an adult coach of the club was having an inappropriate relationship with a juvenile athlete, according to the police report.
Arcadia Police conducted an investigation, obtained an arrest warrant and search warrant for Flores, and ultimately arrested him on the 16th.
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Flores, 25, had worked as a swim coach at MAX Aquatics since 2017. He was immediately suspended by the club and his employment was subsequentially terminated.
MAX Aquatics uses pools in Arcadia, El Monte and Monrovia, California.
According to the report, detectives are concerned there may be additional victims. The case is currently under investigation.
Directly From The Police Report:
Anyone with information regarding this investigation, or may have been a victim, are encouraged to contact the Arcadia Police Department Detective Bureau at (626) 574-5160, case number 2103509. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.