John Tran Nguyen, Ex-Basketball Coach, Accused of Unlawful Sex with 14 y.o. Student

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Authorities are reaching out to the public for possible victims of John Tran Nguyen, a 21-year-old  former high school basketball coach who is facing criminal counts for allegedly having been involved in an ongoing sexual relationship with a female student since she was 14. Currently out on $20,000 bail, the Fountain Valley resident could get three years in state prison if he is convicted of one felony count of unlawful sexual intercourse and one misdemeanor count of domestic violence battery.

Nguyen, who was a contract assistant girls' basketball coach at Los Amigos High School in Fountain Valley, is accused of meeting and dating the girl during the 2010-2011 season. He had unlawful sex with her in his vehicle in December 2010, and they had an ongoing sexual relationship thereafter, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office.

The end came in January of this year, when Nguyen allegedly slapped the girl in his vehicle that was parked outside a convenience store before school hours. She later told officials at Los Amigos High what happened, and the Fountain Valley Police Department was notified. Following an investigation, Nguyen was arrested on Jan. 20. He is scheduled to be arraigned Feb. 23 in Westminster.

In the meantime, law enforcement wants to determine if Nguyen had unlawful sex or acted criminally inappropriate with others. If that's you or someone you know, contact Fountain Valley Police Det. Jesse Hughes at 714.593.4480 or Supervising District Attorney Investigator Lou Gutierrez at 714.347.8794.
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Pumpuy2010
Pumpuy2010

According to the story, she had no problem with the sex. Just the Ike Turner treatment.

Guest
Guest

What's the big deal. He was probably just showing her how to reverse stuff the ball.

Cpadilla
Cpadilla

I know both of them and the girl is not 14 she is 17 ... She's my sister friend

Guest
Guest

The slapping is unacceptable... the other charge - it takes two to tango. And a 14 year old can (and recently has in Orange County) be charged and convicted as an adult. Can't have it both ways....

anonymous
anonymous

well, to be honest, they were in a relationship. and they are only 3 years apart. and of course the media would want the story to be more appealing since they stated as a 14 year old. it as if a freshman dating a senior in high school. but the senior becomes a coach the next year so i dont see what is the problem. there are girl dating men ten years older than them and you dont see a news article about it. its just the label that he was a coach who was intimate with a girl who was 3 years younger. 

Rand
Rand

Putting 20-21yo men in positions of authority over or even authoritative proximity to teenage girls is a game of Russian-Roulette.  I remember being in my early 20s living in Newport Beach, and teenage girls coming on to my friends and I was quite the temptation.  Freedom Vs Common Sense - the age old question in America.

909Jeff
909Jeff

Memo to pervs... If your banging under age girls 1) STOP!  2) probably not a good idea to rough them up... It makes it a lot less likely that they'll keep "your little secret" secret for very long.

And ladies... If your dating an older guy,  Make him at least spring for a hotel room.   I mean, have you no dignity? 

Streets
Streets

Asians....the good immigrants..................

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

Exactly. The sexual relationship was consensual, but she objected to being treated like a punching bag. Sounds reasonable.

Mike McBee
Mike McBee

Is she also Vietnamese? I have heard she has big bootie. He must have liked big butt.

mitch young
mitch young

Was it the back or front of the hand?

Anonymouse
Anonymouse

This makes sense....

First place I saw this story was on the OC District Attorney's web site (2/9) - it seems that all other media have copied the story from there. 'Unlawful Sexual Intercourse' is charged when the minor is under 18, the least severe. Sex with someone under 16 is (typically) not charged as 'Unlawful Sex', but as a 'Lewd Act' with the appropriate age group and much more serious. So the headline does not fit what is being charged. It would appear that the accused was an adult and the 'victim' 16 or 17. My outrage is limited. Not at the slapping, of course, but that is only mentioned as an aside.

Nice fact-twisting by the OCDA PR department. They certainly seem to be obsessed with all things s*e*x. I would prefer they look into cops dropping unarmed citizens in front of their children in San Clemente.

BetaRayBill
BetaRayBill

HelloJeff, you seamed proficient on the matter, just between you, and the rest ofthe morons with too much time in their hands here.  How many underage girls or boys have be molested?  With all this time in your hands you fit thebill for a pedophile, I bet that is the only reason you get off your computer.  Pardon the grammar

Rand
Rand

Well, to be fair, in one generation the vast majority of our Viet-American brethren have achieved the American dream.  However, if you do wish to hit on a stereotype, in this caseit would be the common-sense deficit that some of the men demonstrate.

Mcraunchald
Mcraunchald

oh crap i balled with this guy before. 

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

"Jeff, you seamed proficient on the matter, just between you, and the rest ofthe morons with too much time in their hands here..."

That's amusing coming from someone who has yet to contribute anything constructive to any of these conversations...sorry, but being belligerent and rude to the other posters doesn't count!

Streets
Streets

Does that include the gangs, and massage parlors in Westminister and Garden Grove? 

mitch young
mitch young

If the American drop is to own a coffee shop with nearly nude waitresses, all the second hand smoke you could want, and dubious gambling machines. 

mitch young
mitch young

Dude, that young 'tang will make you do some crazy shit if you aren't strong.

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