mother's discovery of cell phone texts speaking of love and sex between
her 14-year-old son and his 23-year-old San Jose cheerleading coach led
to the man's arrest, according to court documents filed Wednesday.Anthony
Loza -- who coached at Andrew Hill High School and Energy Athletics --
was formally charged with three felonies and a misdemeanor count related
to the alleged molestations of the teenager. Loza was arraigned
Wednesday and expected to bail out of custody after posting $160,000. A
plea is scheduled for Jan. 12. If convicted of all charges, Loza could
face up to 4 years and 4 months behind bars.Riccardo Ippolito, Loza's attorney, said that his office had been flooded with letters of support for the coach.
"He is not a predator,'' Ippolito said. "He's positively affected many students that he has coached.''
Loza is charged with having a three-month sexual r
Tags: cheerleading coach, sex abuse charge, NEA, National Education Association, Pedophiles, AFT American Federation of Teachers, teachers unions, public school teachers
Location: San Jose, California, United States (load item map)
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