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Local softball coach accused of sexual assault makes court appearance

Posted at 12:30 PM, Aug 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-21 13:30:21-04

A local softball coach accused of sexually assaulting two teenage girls on his team appeared in court Tuesday morning.

Jacob Perez, 40, apppeared in Judge Jack Pulcher’s court. The head coach of the softball select team Next Generation was charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child.

According to arrest affidavits, Perez is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year old girl on his team. She told police she had been dating Perez since September 2017 but didn’t begin having a sexual relationship with Perez until January 2018. At that time, she was still 16 years old. She also told investigators she and Perez considered themselves to be boyfriend/girlfriend and were exclusively dating each other.

A second arrest affidavit revealed that Perez also began having sex with a 14-year old girl on his team. That girl told officers she began having a sexual relationship with Perez in mid-June 2018.

Perez’ bond was set at $75,000 bond on the first case and $250,000 on the second.

Jacob Perez

Perez has made bond on the first case, but Judge Pulcher told Perez if he makes bond on the second case, he cannont go on social media.

Judge Pulcher also told Perez he can’t contact the victims or anyone on the softball team.