Santa Ana High School Wrestling Coach Arrested for Alleged Sex with Student
UPDATE: Orendain was released at 1:54 p.m. on Aug. 31. The Orange County District Attorney’s Office refused to prosecute.
SANTA ANA, California (August 30, 2017) — Santa Ana High School wrestling coach, Jaime Orendain, 34, was arrested Tuesday on charges of having a sexual relationship with a teenage girl who was a former student at the school.
Orendain was a part-time wrestling coach and part-time activities supervisor for boys and girls at the school.
The victim’s parents learned about the alleged relationship and confronted their daughter who texted the suspect.
When he learned about the police investigation, he attempted to flee. He told the school he was moving to San Antonio, Texas. He was later located near a riverbed in the 4000 block of West Segerstrom Avenue. Santa Ana police arrested Orendain last night.
His also reportedly posted a video on Instagram that led family members to believe he may be suicidal.
Police say Orendain allegedly had consensual sex with a 17-year-old female student for eight months. The inappropriate relationship took place during school hours and on campus at Santa Ana High School. The girl no longer is a student at the school.
Orendain was booked on charges of statutory rape, oral copulation of a minor and digital penetration.
Police suspect other victims could be out there and are asking anyone with information to contact Cpl. Lopez at (714) 245-8542 or email@example.com.
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