Santa Ynez Valley girls soccer coach arrested for sex crimes

May 7, 2014

42-year-old Jose Diaz is facing charges for having sexual relations with a teenage girl.
Credit Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department

A longtime youth soccer coach in the Santa Ynez area is in custody on $100,000 bail, charged with sex crimes against a child.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department says 42-year-old Jose Diaz was arrested Tuesday in Solvang for having sexual relations with a teenager when the girl was 14 and 15 years old. 

Diaz has been a coach with the local American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) girl's league for nearly two decades. Sheriff's detectives are concerned there may be more victims.

If you have information regarding this case or any additional victims, call the Sheriff's Tip-Line at (805) 681-4171