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High School Basketball Coach charged with child molestation (PC 288)

A volunteer basketball coach at Perris High School in Riverside County is accused of molesting a teenage girl over the course of a year and has been charged with two dozen felony sex counts.

Dominic Leon Evans, of Perris, was arrested November 13 after a search warrant was served, but Riverside County sheriff’s officials did not disclose the investigation until this week. Evans was being held at the Southwest Detention Center in French Valley with bail set at $50,000.

Evans was charged with multiple counts of lewd acts on a child under 16, possession of child pornography and other sex crimes. He has plead not guilty and is awaiting a preliminary hearing.

Perris Union High School District officials said in a press release that Evans had begun work on Oct. 1 as a volunteer assistant coach of the girl’s basketball team. From 1998 through 2008, he had worked off and on as a substitute campus supervisor and had held other coaching positions at the high school.

A student and her father reported to a school counselor on October 24 that Evans had molested her. The counselor then notified the Sheriff’s Department and Child Protective Services. Evans was terminated the same day and told to stay off school district property and not to have any contact with school employees or students.

John Hall, a spokesman for the Riverside County District Attorney’s office, said the girl was not a member of the basketball team and the crimes are alleged to have occurred at Evans’ home. There have been no previous allegations of sex offenses against Evans.

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