Soccer coach arrested for soliciting sex with student


Temecula resident Daniel Ryan Kelly, 26, is the Murrieta Valley High School junior varsity girls soccer coach, and a local soccer club coach. Kelly does not teach at the school.

On Sunday, Murrieta Police learned of an ongoing relationship between the suspect and a 16-year-old girl, a student athlete at the high school. Police conducted an investigation and arrested Kelly the next day.

Kelly was arraigned Wednesday and pleaded not guilty. He is scheduled for a felony settlement conference on February 6. He was held on $25,000 bond.

The investigation is ongoing to determine if there are any additional victims. The Murrieta Police Department is asking anyone with information related to this investigation to contact Detective John Therien at (951)461-6346, or Detective Sergeant Phil Gomez at (951)461-6356. You can also provide information anonymously through "We Tip" at (800) 78-CRIME.

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