Coach Francisco Hernandez Sanabria

Santa Maria Coach Arrested

On May 9, 2017, the Santa Maria Police Department issued the following news advisory:

Coach arrested for contacting a minor to solicit lewd photographs and annoy or molest child under the age of 18 years

On May 9, 2017, detectives arrested Francisco Hernandez Sanabria (34 years of age and a resident of Santa Maria) for annoying or molesting a child under the age of 18 years and contacting a minor to solicit lewd photographs.

Hernandez Sanabria is a soccer coach at Santa Maria High School and coaches a club soccer team. The Detective Bureau is asking that if there are any additional victims or persons with information they should call (805) 928-3781 extension 2288.

The Santa Maria Police Department will not be releasing any additional information regarding the minor or the circumstances in order to protect the identity of the victim.

Santa Maria Police Department
1111 W Betteravia Rd
Santa Maria, CA 93455

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-928-3781

Another case of sexual abuse by adults in High School settings

Just last week we reported on a Catholic School teacher and girls volleyball coach, Mr. Maclyn Eick, who was arrested on a warrant for sexually abusing girls at the high school were worked in Mission Hills, CA, Bishop Alemany High School.

READ MORE: Catholic School Teacher, William Maclyn Murphy Eick, Turns Self in on Sexual Abuse Warrant >>

Today’s news, a Santa Maria Coach arrested on charges related to child molestation and contacting a minor to solicit lewd photographs.  The pattern of behavior that we’re seeing in the past weeks’ charges on these high school coaches is something that we will be writing more on.  There are reasons that are not always immediately clear to teenagers as to why predator teachers and coaches look to older girls to entertain their own personal sexual interests.  Quite often, the reasons are that teenage girls are less likely to talk about their sexual relationships with an older man.

If you’re unsure, talk to a lawyer

We understand that it can be difficult to talk about sex and sexual relationships already.  We know that it can be even more difficult to be a teenager talking to adults about sex and sexual relationships, especially when possible abuse involved.  If you or someone you know had a sexual relationship of any kind with Coach Francisco Hernandez Sanabria, then we can help you.  Perhaps you’re unsure about going directly to the police.  Perhaps you just have some questions about what sexual abuse really is.  Maybe you don’t think you were abused at all, but you had intimate or suggestive contact with Coach Sanabria in the past.

READ MORE: About one of our current cases where an AYSO soccer coach molested boys in Lompoc, CA >>

No matter what your concerns are, sexual abuse attorney Anthony DeMarco can help you.  By calling, you will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns with one of California’s most recognized child sexual abuse attorneys.  We will arrange a private, no obligation, confidential phone consultation at your request.  If Anthony believes he can help you, then we will explain all of the possibilities that are open to you.  If Anthony does not believe he can help you directly, he will point in the right direction so that you can find the answers that you seek.  Help is only a phone call away.

Sexual Abuse Resources

The Law Office of Anthony DeMarco has compiled a running list of teachers, schools, and coaches who have been accused or convicted of child sexual abuse. See our Case Resources page for more information on similar cases that we’ve represented.  You can access our Teacher and School Accountability and Youth Sports Accountability pages for more information on sexual abuse in schools and in organized youth sports organizations.  If you have any questions about the law and sexual abuse, then please CONTACT US.

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Anthony DeMarco is a California child molestation attorney in Pasadena, CA.  He has practiced childhood sexual abuse law since 2002 and has been instrumental in exposing sexual abuse scandals in large organizations such as the Catholic Church, School Districts, Youth Sports, and Youth Organizations.