California water polo coach charged with molesting 7 girls
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say a coach has been charged with the sexual abuse of seven girls in a Southern California water polo club.
The Orange County District Attorney’s office announced Wednesday that Bahram Hojreh faces charges including sexual battery and sexual penetration by foreign object of a minor. It wasn’t immediately known if Hojreh has an attorney.
The charges come months after his group, the International Water Polo Club, was removed from using the pool at a military base. Police informed base officials they were investigating allegations involving sexual misconduct against the program’s director.
Hojreh touts himself as a coach for nearly a quarter-century who has “helped develop multiple Olympians.”
He serves on the board for a local chapter of USA Water Polo, the sport’s governing body in the United States.