Outstanding athletic coach in Orange arrested on expenses of sexual assault of two teenage women

On Thursday, an athletic coach at Stars Prep Academy in Orange was arrested on suspicion of sexual assaults on teenage women in Santa Ana and Riverside County. 

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Chris “Coach Frogg” Flores, 37, is accused of sexual assaults in opposition to two teenage women.

Santa Ana police Sgt. Maria Lopez stated that 37-year-old Christopher Flores, of Bellflower, was arrested at 11:30 a.m. in Bakersfield. 

Additionally known as “Coach Frogg,” Flores is well-known for his connection to some high-profile former and present school {and professional} soccer gamers. In an announcement, officers on the sports activities academy stated they “severed ties” with Flores after studying of the allegations. 

“The hair on my arms stood up, my coronary heart was in my abdomen. Like, it is similar to my abdomen dropped,” stated a lady who did not wish to be recognized on digicam, however claims she was raped by Flores on her twenty first birthday. 

That case did go to trial, however Flores was acquitted by a jury. That was greater than a decade in the past. 

Jeff Uiagalelei instructed CBSLA that a few yr in the past Flores tried to get his 12-year-old niece out on a date. 

“Nicely, he was attempting to get her out on a date and attempting to get her to go together with him, you realize, by himself,” Uiagalelei stated. “I am telling you, not solely was I offended, however I imply, I needed to take issues into my very own fingers.” 

He stated that his household acquired his niece away from Flores and warned others about what occurred and waited for the investigation to run its course. 

“I am tremendous glad this week one thing lastly began altering. I imply, we have been praying on it for a very long time,” Uiagalelei stated. 

The latest accusations in opposition to Flores are sexual assaults on a 14-year-old woman in Santa Ana and a 15-year-old woman in Riverside, based on Sgt. Lopez. 

The 37-year-old coach can also be accused of getting sexual relations involving the 14-year-old woman all through 2021 in varied elements of Santa Ana, together with at a camp at Calvary Excessive Faculty, and at a location in Anaheim. 

“She was a part of the academy that Mr. Flores, the suspect, the arrestee, skilled and coached at,” Lopez stated. “So, she was a part of that program and that is how she knew…as a result of he was her coach.”  

Officers at Stars Prep Academy launched an announcement on Instagram that reads:

“The STARS household has been made conscious that one in all our former crew members, Chris Flores, recognized by many as Coach Frogg, is called in a number of allegations of sexual misconduct involving minors. The STARS household has a zero-tolerance coverage for sexual misconduct and we now have severed all ties with Mr. Flores. Furthermore, we’re totally cooperating with the Santa Ana Police Division’s investigation. 

All of us nonetheless have many questions and presently, not loads of solutions. One sure factor is that this: we’re a household; our college students, workers, and our companions. Households overcome challenges by therapeutic collectively. I really hope that collectively we are able to take steps to rebuild a powerful STARS household.” 

STARS founder and former NFL participant Jason David made an announcement on Instagram, saying partially:

“By no means in 1,000,000 years would I ever think about releasing a public assertion to deal with sexual misconduct allegations that entails Mr. Flores and our harmless little women. I am sick to my abdomen. I am disgusted. I am outraged, and as I’m going by this investigation course of with my very personal daughter, I can solely empathize with all of the households which have been impacted by these allegations. These poor little women not solely must take care of this in non-public, however now public.” 

An lawyer for Flores launched an announcement as effectively, saying partially:

“Chris has been a coach and mentor children on this group for a few years and all of those allegations are very surprising and disappointing. He completely denies any inappropriate relationship or contact with any present or former athlete or scholar. All he has tried to do is to assist children transfer ahead and obtain their desires.”