CHULA VISTA (CNS) - A Chula Vista elementary school tutor and volunteer youth football coach who repeatedly molested a young relative pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of committing a lewd act on a child under 14.
Carlos I. Ojeda, 20, will be sentenced to eight years in state prison at a hearing July 16, said Deputy District Attorney Ted Minahan. The defendant pleaded guilty on the day his preliminary hearing was to take place at the South Bay Courthouse.
At the time of Ojeda's arrest last June, Chula Vista police said the defendant sexually assaulted the child several times, starting in July 2011. Authorities would not reveal the victim's gender, saying only that the child was under 10.
Ojeda was a tutor on a contract basis at Lauderbach Elementary School. The victim was not a student at the school or a member of the team Ojeda coaches, police said.