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October 18, 2017

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Former soccer coach, 36, going to prison on sex charges involving teenage player

A youth league soccer coach arrested a year ago on allegations he sexually assaulted one of his players has pleaded guilty to several charges and was sentenced Monday to a minimum of 22 years in prison.

Marvin Geovanny Juarez, 36, Las Vegas, was arrested May 27, 2012, after the mother of one of the players on Juarez’s Atletico Club Las Vegas soccer team notified authorities her son reported to her the coach had abused him on two separate occasions.

Juarez, who has lived in Las Vegas since 2005, admitted to Metro Police to having sex with the 13 year-old on two separate occasions. The El Salvador native said in a statement to police that he was abused as a child.

Juarez pleaded guilty to use of a minor in producing pornography, lewdness with a child under the age of 14 and attempted sexual assault with a child under the age of 16.

On Monday, Clark County District Judge Kathleen E. Delaney sentenced Juarez. With credit for about a year in jail, he will serve a minimum of 22 years and a maximum of life in state prison.

Before he is eligible for parole, Juarez must undergo assessment by a panel of corrections and mental health professionals who must certify he does not represent a high risk to re-offend. Additionally, Juarez received a sentence of lifetime supervision and must register as a sex offender upon release from custody.

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