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Antelope Valley soccer coach gets 130 years in child molestation case

Renoir Valenti, 50, seen in this undated photo, is accused of sexually assaulting boys on his soccer team.
April 20, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
A longtime Antelope Valley youth soccer coach was sentenced to 130 years in prison Friday for molesting 15 children.

Renoir Valenti, 54, was also ordered to pay $450,000 in victim restitution and register as a sex offender for life.

In February, he was found guilty of 20 counts involving 15 victims ages eight to 12 years old. He faced a maximum sentence of 154 years to life.

Valenti was a coach in Lancaster with the American Youth Soccer Organization.

The alleged crimes happened over the span of at least a decade, and detectives say he used his position to befriend young boys. The suspect molested a girl and 14 boys, including six soccer players he coached.


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