A soccer coach accused of molesting a child allegedly committed the lewd act during the lunch hour of the soccer camp he was working at, according to police.
Jesse Schlicker, 26, of Livermore worked as a strength and speed coach in a soccer camp program at Cabernet Indoor Sports. He has since been suspended following his arrest on Tuesday and formally restrained from the premises.
Management at Cabernet Indoor Sports declined an on camera interview, but referred KTVU to the statement posted on their website. It said Schlicker was thoroughly vetted before he was hired and there were no red flags.
Part of the statement reads, “As a company we take many steps to ensure a safe environment, from the high visibility of every inch of our play areas to screening the people who come in contact with our customers.”
Livermore Police said Schlicker previously worked at World Cup Soccer Camps based in Los Gatos. Calls to the company on Friday were not immediately returned.
Schlicker is charged with one count of committing a lewd act on a child under 14. He was released from Santa Rita Jail on Wednesday.
Authorities said there may be other victims and they are urging those families to come forward.
Bay Area law enforcement agencies investigated thousands of cases of suspected domestic violence in 2013, but in some places, KTVU found only about a third of those investigations led to criminal charges.