The other day I posted about youth soccer coach Alejandro Sanchez. The 28-year-old from Contra Costa County in California had been arrested for allegedly soliciting a 14-year-old girl for sex on the social/dating app Skout. The 14-year-old girl was actually an undercover investigator.
Sanchez took the stand and testified that he knew the whole time the person he was chatting with was not a 14-year-old girl. He assumed it was a “soccer mom” attempting to set him up, he testified, and he “played along” in order to get to the bottom of the situation.
Sanchez believed this, he testified, because he saw two other coaches at the club be accused of unfounded sexual misconduct. He said that after arranging the meetup, his plan was to take his “evidence” to his boss and ask for help figuring out which parent was attempting to smear him.
I am always entertained by the excuses these creeps come up with. It’s like they think they’ll be the first person to come up with the best excuse ever that wouldn’t fly on a 1980s sitcom.
And it didn’t. Sanchez was found guilty of contact with a minor for a sexual offense, meeting a minor for lewd purposes, and an attempted lewd act upon a child. He’s looking at a sentence of four years behind bars and a lifetime on the sex offender registry.