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Cheerleading coach arrested for sexual abuse

Kristofer Bland

February 4, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
A 32-year-old Chino male cheerleading coach has been arrested for alleged sexual abuse of minors.

Chino Police said a parent overheard their child and a friend discussing acts of molestation, and called police on February 1. The ensuing investigation led to the identification of a 14-year-old female victim.

The teen cooperated with investigators and identified the suspect as her cheerleading coach, Kristofer Bland. Bland worked for a private company teaching cheerleading, according to police.

Investigators obtained corroborating evidence linking Bland to the victim and several others, police said.

Bland was arrested and booked on charges of continual sexual abuse of a minor.

The investigation was ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident should call the Chino Police Department at (909) 628-1234.