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January 1, Basketball Coach Sentenced to Life in Prison for Monstrous Crimes



In a chilling verdict, an Orange County basketball coach, Carlos Francisco Juarez, 48, has been condemned to serve 150 years to life in prison for the vile acts he committed against the very girls he was supposed to mentor and coach.

This disturbing case sheds light on the vulnerability of young athletes and the importance of keeping our children safe from predators, even in places we might consider safe.

Photo: Irvine Police Department

A detailed account of the charges reveals the gravity of Juarez’s crimes. He was found guilty of “10 felony counts of a lewd act upon a child under 14, seven felony counts of lewd act upon a child, two felony counts of oral copulation of a minor under the age of 16, and two felony counts of sexual penetration by foreign object of a minor,” as per the records from the O.C. District Attorney’s Office.

This predator’s initial arrest dates back to April 2019, and a jury verdict in July 2023 ensured justice for the victims.

The victims, aged between 11 and 14, had to suffer Juarez’s heinous crimes between 2005 and 2010. This man worked across various institutions, including club basketball teams like SoCal Swoosh and O.C. Mustangs.

He also had associations with Aliso Niguel, Costa Mesa, Mater Dei, and Tustin high schools, which raises further questions about the oversight and checks in place in these institutions.

One particularly disturbing account from 2005 involves an 11-year-old girl taking private lessons from Juarez. In a shocking misuse of his position, he allegedly had the child “practice topless after he initially sought to have her remove all her clothing,” according to court documentation.

The ordeal didn’t end there; he then allegedly assaulted the child, only to hand her money after the act.

Other horrifying accounts include Juarez moving into a home with a 13-year-old girl, where he continually abused her for over four years.

His reign of terror also encompassed sexually assaulting a 14-year-old during private basketball lessons and manipulating a 13-year-old with the promise of elevating her to a starter position, only to force her into a sexual act.

The District Attorney, Todd Spitzer, provided a poignant statement, saying, “This coach was in a position of trust and authority over these young girls and he took advantage of them.”

He went on to emphasize the sanctity of youth sports, stating, “Youth sports should be a safe environment where neither parents nor athletes should have to worry about children being targeted by a sexual predator.”

Bottom Line

Thanks to the courage of the young victims, this monster is behind bars and can no longer threaten the innocence of other children.

This tragic case serves as a wakeup call, emphasizing the need for stringent background checks and better monitoring in all institutions that deal with young, vulnerable individuals.

As our loyal readers, we encourage you to share your thoughts and opinions on this issue. Let your voice be heard and join the discussion below.




  1. 1PatriotForever

    September 10, 2023 at 7:10 pm

    well God is taming my tongue

  2. yoyis

    September 10, 2023 at 7:11 pm

    That man should be in prison for life. He is an animal with sexual deviant conduct. The damage he inflicted in his victims, not only physical but emotional, is beyond repair.

    • Leo

      September 10, 2023 at 10:02 pm

      Concur. To speed his time sentence to a life sentence he should arrive at the prison without his gonads and CHOMO tatooed on his forehead.

  3. The Rebel

    September 10, 2023 at 7:19 pm

    Is he related to Hunter Bidumb?

  4. Monroe

    September 10, 2023 at 7:45 pm

    “As our loyal readers, we encourage you to ..” is faulty language. “Readers” and “we” need to be the same people. You might instead have said, “Dear loyal readers, we encourage you to ..”

  5. Timothy

    September 10, 2023 at 10:44 pm

    is THAT still illegal in Californacation? Newsom will change that tomorrow

  6. laurie s kurs

    September 11, 2023 at 2:26 am

    Back in the ’60’s, there was a move that whenever a male Dr. was to examine a young female…a female nurse had to be present. I find it disturbing that that concept has not been followed to this day…whether Dr., Coach – whatever. I think there needs to be a blanket rule…NO male is to be alone with a minor female. I speak from experience…as a teen I was abused by a DR. in the ER., and my child was molested by a principal when called to the office. A simple way to cut down on predators opportunities.

  7. art

    September 11, 2023 at 3:12 pm

    He sounds like a democrat

  8. Steely

    November 16, 2023 at 11:37 am

    Since when did it become okay to use the word “Assault” in place of Rape and Molestation? Saying he “assaulted” these poor girls minimizes his terrible deeds! Call it like it is! He is a Rapist and a Child Molester and he deserves to wear that label in prison, where the inmates will treat him accordingly.

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