Soccer Coach Arrested on Suspicion of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor

Ronnie Gamez was arrested in Laguna Niguel and reportedly worked with several area soccer clubs, including one in Newport Beach.

Booking photo for Ronnie Gamez, 27, of Laguna Niguel. Photo courtesy the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
Booking photo for Ronnie Gamez, 27, of Laguna Niguel. Photo courtesy the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

Originally posted at 2:34 p.m. March 27, 2014. Updated with new details.

A soccer coach from Laguna Niguel was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of lewd acts with a minor, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department reported today.

Deputies arrested Ronnie Gamez, 27, after the parents discovered inappropriate texts on their child’s phone and called deputies, officials said in a news release.

Deputies believe a sexual relationship began in February. The specific acts which led to Wednesday’s arrest allegedly occurred earlier this month, officials said.

Gamez is associated with several Orange County soccer clubs. His Facebook page says he's a head coach with South Slammers FC, a soccer club based in Newport Beach.

“The Orange County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying any additional victims,” states the news release. “Gamez’s position as a soccer coach for U11, U13, and U17 girls’ soccer may have provided him access to additional minors who may have been victimized.

Anyone with information regarding possible additional victims or any information they believe may assist in this investigation is asked to contact the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Detail at (714) 647-7419, or submit an anonymous tip to OC Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227) or at occrimestoppers.org.

Brainwashed_In_Church March 27, 2014 at 09:01 PM
That's not what I would have expected from Pastor Ron.
jeff s March 28, 2014 at 09:26 AM
Castration, life in prison, issue him a nice long wig. Die a slow rotten death ..He's DONE....
ace March 28, 2014 at 03:32 PM
SoccerDad March 28, 2014 at 03:52 PM
He has coached teams with these South County Clubs - SC Athletic, (now Slammers FC) , Socal Samba Futbol , South County Premier.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »