Ronnie Gamez, South County Girls Club Soccer Coach, Gets 270 Days for Sex with Teen Girl

Parents discovered sexed-up text messages between their daughter and 27-year-old Ronnie Gamez.
Parents discovered sexed-up text messages between their daughter and 27-year-old Ronnie Gamez.
Courtesy of Orange County Sheriff's Department

A South County coach for girls club soccer teams pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a teenage girl and was immediately sentenced to 270 days in jail.

Ronnie Gamez, South County Girls Club Soccer Coach, Held for Alleged Lewd Acts with Minor

Parents of a girl between the ages of 14 and 17 in March discovered sexed-up text messages between her and 27-year-old Ronnie Gamez of Laguna Niguel on the teen's cell phone. Further investigation by the Orange County Sheriff's Department uncovered an "inappropriate sexual relationship" that had begun between the two starting in February, officials said at the time of Gamez's arrest in March.

Because Gamez was a girls soccer coach associated with several south Orange County club organizations, the word was put out for other possible victims to come forward.

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But he only pleaded guilty Monday to felony charges related to the one relationship: sexual penetration of a minor with a foreign object, two counts of oral copulation of a minor and two counts of unlawful sex with a minor.

Besides the jail stretch, Gamez will be placed on probation for five years.

Email: mcoker@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @MatthewTCoker. Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!


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