Kennedy High Athletic School in Sacramento faced the ultimate embarrassment when it was revealed that their soccer coach was actually engaged in child trafficking. The story came to light when a 17-year-old girl from the school called 911 from a backyard, trying to hide from the teacher. She said she was about to be sold for sex and that the man responsible was waiting for her in a nearby vehicle.
When police arrived, they indeed found the teacher with another 17-year-old girl in his car.
The school’s soccer coach, Mr. Elan Daniel Seagraves, 34-years-old, was arrested on suspicion of human trafficking and selling underage girls for sex. Given the seriousness of the accusations, bail was set at $2 million.
The Sheriff’s Department furthermore added that Mr. Seagraves worked as a driver for both Uber and Lyft.
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Shaun Hampton said: “It’s absolutely 100 percent alarming.”
“We want to encourage, regardless of the circumstances, regardless of any other things they may be involved in, it’s important to come forward.”
Director Dave Parsh of the Kennedy High Athletic School confirmed that Mr. Seagraves had started the season as the school’s soccer coach. His name was removed by early afternoon.
The school released a statement later on: “While he passed a background check and had no prior offenses when we hired him to coach soccer in our district, we expect more appropriate behavior from someone we trusted to work with our kids.”
“Mr. Seagraves will no longer be allowed to work with our kids in any capacity.”
Both Lyft and Uber also confirmed Mr. Seagraves employment and stated he had passed their background check. Lyft stated: “These allegations are incredibly disturbing.”
“Our concern is with the victims, and we stand ready to assist law enforcement in any way that we can.”