Swim Coach Accused of Being 'Involved' With Underage Student

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Todd Sousa
​Another week, another story of an adult deciding to put his or her pervy hands on an underage child. 

Todd Sousa was in the middle of a swim practice at JSerra High on Thursday evening when authorities walked onto the pool deck and placed him under arrest. The 36-year-old swim coach and instructor is facing charges of child molestation after allegedly carrying on a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl who was one of his students.

At the time of his arrest, Sousa was on staff as a coach with the Irvine Aquazot Swim Club. At the time of this story, Sousa was no longer listed on the Aquazot coach page. Sousa was previously the coach of the boys' swim team at Woodbridge High. 

In an interview with ABC-7, Jim Amormino of the OC Sheriff's Department said the mother of the young girl came to authorities after she found out that her daughter was "involved" with Sousa. Sousa is expected to face multiple charges, including child molestation.

Sousa has been coaching since 1994, which has authorities worried there may be other victims. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the OCSD. USA Swimming is also investigating the charges against Sousa, according to The Orange County Register.

Along with coaching swimming, Sousa owns a swim school called Swim Venture with his wife. The program functions out of various indoor and outdoor pools throughout South Orange County. 

According to his bio on the board member page of JackRabbit Swim, a "web-based swim school," Sousa was twice named to the Who's Who of American Teachers and has also been recognized by the United States Swim School Association for his teaching. Next to the bio, Sousa is pictured with his wife and two young daughters.
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Chickentrousers
Chickentrousers

um he taught me swim lessons... thank god i got out OK!

betsy86
betsy86

OMG - 'Involved' that would be accurate if he was having a relationship with a 18 year old but this was a 15 year old - so it should read Swim Coach Accused of 'MOLESTING' a Underage Student. No matter what his excuse maybe he is old enough to no better and should pay for this CRIME.As listed on his website swimventure.com he runs swim lesson programs for Saddleback Valley Unified School District at Laguna Hills High School, Mission Viejo High School, Trabuco Hills High School and Esperanza Elementary in Mission Viejo. Has the SVUSD issued any statements? Also listed for swim lessons is Ladera Ranch. Did Ladera Ranch issue any statements? I wouldn't be surprised if more girls surface, especially with the deep pockets of the places he runs swim lessons at. God bless his family and those who have been effected by his poor choices.

Lakeops
Lakeops

No one excuses the actions of one who knowingly breaks the law. That being said, it is not within the prerogative of responsible adults to "pass judgment" on people without having all the facts. Even the courts do not do that. A trial is necessary, facts and evidence are presented, and it is left to a jury of 12 individuals who, only after careful review of all testimony and evidence and often much deliberation come to a conclusion.

In our fine country we are all to be considered "INNOCENT until PROVEN guilty. Let's hold off on our judgment of Sousa until the process is complete.

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Jack123
Jack123

who'z who of weirdo'z...

Swimcoach
Swimcoach

yah dude no. ive worked for him. hes a creep. he is a straight up perv

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