Affidavit: Boy Cried When Mother Asked About Soccer Coach

Police release arrest affidavits on second boy coach accused of assaulting

By Tammy Mutasa
|  Thursday, Oct 4, 2012  |  Updated 7:03 PM CDT
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New details are coming out about the second victim that came forward in the sexual abuse investigation of Garland soccer coach Bernardo Mondragon-Guzman who is charged with sexual abuse of a child and indecency with a child.

Tammy Mutasa, NBC 5 Garland Reporter

New details are coming out about the second victim that came forward in the sexual abuse investigation of Garland soccer coach Bernardo Mondragon-Guzman who is charged with sexual abuse of a child and indecency with a child.

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Garland police say two boys a former youth soccer coach is accused of sexual assaulting have given police specific information about the man.

Bernardo Mondragon-Guzman, 41, was arrested last month on suspicion of sexually abusing a 10-year-old boy. He coached children between the ages of 5 and 10 years old through the Garland Soccer Association.

The second victim, also 10 years old, broke down in tears when his mother asked him about Mondragon-Guzman, according to recently released arrest affidavits.

"It's very emotional many times, and they relive it," Garland police spokesman Officer Joe Harn said.

Investigators said the second victim gave very specific information about Mondragon-Guzman, such as what the inside of his bedroom looked like.

"They're very detailed and then, when we ran search warrants, everything was backed up by what the children had told and what we saw," Harn said.

According to the arrest affidavits, the second victim told investigators that Mondragon-Guzman would promise to buy him things he needed for soccer and then abuse him.

"A pedophile will try to buy children some things, be nice to them, gain their confidence, and that's the way they end up abusing them," Harn said.

The documents also indicated that Mondragon-Guzman would show the boy pictures of naked people.

Investigators said they believe other children who played on Mondragon-Guzman's soccer team also may have been victimized. Police are talking to four other boys.

Mondragon-Guzman remains in jail. He is charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony, and two counts of indecency with a child - contact, which are second-degree felonies.

NBC 5 is still waiting to hear back from his attorney.

Garland police are working with the League of United Latin American citizens to urge more victims to come forward. Police say they are worried victims are not coming forward because of concerns about their immigration status.

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