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Tutor and coach facing 8 felony molestation charges

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CHULA VISTA (CNS / CBS 8) - A 20-year-old tutor at a Chula Vista elementary school and is volunteer coach of a youth football team was arrested Thursday on suspicion of repeatedly molesting a young male relative, authorities reported.

Carlos Ojeda is suspected of sexually assaulting the child at least four times, starting in July, according to Chula Vista police Capt. Gary Ficacci.

Authorities tell News 8 the victim is a 14-year-old male relative, who claims the sexual abuse began nearly a year ago. The victim claims the abuse occurred as recently as three weeks ago.

Ojeda tutors on a contract basis at Lauderbach Elementary School. The alleged victim is not a student at the school or a member of the team Ojeda coaches.

"I was shocked, because he's a great guy, " Ojeda's brother, Ezequiel Ojeda, told News 8. "Nothing like this he would ever do, or cross his mind."

"Allegations can get a lot of people in trouble, whether they are not true or true," Ezequiel added. "But like I said, I know my brother. He is not guilt: he's innocent."

Ojeda surrendered to detectives about noon, Ficacci said. The Chula Vista resident was expected to be charged with four counts of committing a lewd act with a minor and one count of oral copulation with a minor, Ficacci said.

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