Monterey County

Former Carmel soccer coach sentenced on sex charges

SALINAS, Calif. - A former Carmel High School soccer coach has been ordered to serve 180 days in Monterey County Jail and spend three years on probation for having sexual activity with a teenage girl.

Edgar Garcia De Paz, then 23, attended dinner with six female soccer players at a Monterey restaurant in February 2012. After dinner, one of the girls, aged 16, went to  Garcia De Paz' car, where the sex act occured.

Garcia De Paz had been a volunteer high school girls' soccer coach at the time. The 26-year-old Seaside resident pleaded no contest in March to one felony charge of engaging in sexual activity with a minor.

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