Pre-trial motions will begin Thursday in the case of a former girls’ basketball coach at Los Amigos High School accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl.
According to the Orange County District Attorney’s office, John Tran Nguyen was assistant girls’ basketball coach at LAHS (located in Fountain Valley, but part of the Garden Grove Unified School District) during the 2010-11 season.
It’s alleged that he met the girl, identified only as “Jane Doe,” in December 2010 and had sex with her in his vehicle. The DA claims the relationship lasted over the course of a year.
In January 2012, he allegedly slapped the girl during an argument in his vehicle while they were parked outside of a convenience store before school hours. She then went to school officials and told them she had been slapped, it’s alleged.