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Posted on: September 13, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Monterey Park Police Arrest Montebello Area High School Tennis Coach for Sexual Abuse

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On Monday September 12, 2016 at approximately 2 p.m. detectives from the Monterey Park Police Department arrested a Schurr High School (Montebello, Calif.) tennis coach for suspicion of lewd acts with a minor.

Van Phuoc “Timothy” Dang, 26 years of age of West Covina, was identified as having a sexual relationship with a current student beginning when the female victim was 14 years old. Dang was the victim’s tennis coach and what started as a coach-student relationship evolved into an inappropriate sexual relationship lasting approximately three years. It was determined in the investigation that the crimes occurred in Monterey Park.

Dang has been charged with three felony counts, two include lewd acts with a minor and sex with a minor where the suspect is over 21 years of age. Dang is being held at the Monterey Park Police Department Jail on $100,000 bail.

Investigators believe that there may be other victims or additional information regarding Dang’s conduct, and are encouraging individuals who may have been a victim or have additional information to please contact the Monterey Park Police Department Investigations Bureau at 626-307-1236 or their local police department.

(See PDF for suspect photo.)

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Lt. Bill Cuevas, Monterey Park Police Department

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