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Friday, April 17, 2015

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High School Volunteer Coach Arrested on Suspicion of Sexually Assaulting Minors NR15133jk

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department, Northeast Area detectives are investigating the sexual assaults of Franklin High School students by a volunteer coach.

The suspect has been identified as Jaime Jimenez, a 46-year-old volunteer football coach who was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting former and current students at Franklin High School. Jimenez has been coaching football since 1998 up until his arrest on April 16, 2015. Investigators believe Jimenez may have victimized former students who are now adults and are urging them to come forward.

Anyone with information related to this case is asked to contact Northeast Division detectives at (323) 344-5742. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.