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Youth Soccer Coach in Victorville Accused of Child Molestation

Victorville soccer coach, Ross Kirkpatrick arrested on suspicion of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14. Photo Credit: Facebook Image
Victorville soccer coach, Ross Kirkpatrick arrested on suspicion of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14. Photo Credit: Facebook Image

VICTORVILLE-(VVNG.com):  A 42-year-old Victorville American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) coach was arrested on suspicion of child molestation last week.

On Tuesday, May 17th, Ross Kirkpatrick was arrested at his home on the 12400 block of Quanah Court in Victorville.

He was accused of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14, sodomy with a person under 16 and oral copulation with a person under 18.

In addition to the sexual misconduct charges Kirkpatrick is accused of he also faces charges for dissuading a witness or victim and criminal threats.

Most of the children coached by Kirkpatrick are between 7-10 years of age.  At this time, it is unclear how Kirkpatrick knew the victim or victims.

On Thursday afternoon, Kirkpatrick was arraigned at the Victorville Superior Court, where the court entered a not guilty plea on his behalf. A Pre-preliminary hearing is set for May 26, 2016.

Kirkpatrick is currently released from custody on $175,000 bail.

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