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SJPD Arrested a Soccer Coach for Sending Harmful Matter & Child Annoying
Filed under Press Release, on 4/16/2020 2:23:00 PM by Author: Officer Gina Tepoorten #3103.

TYPE OF CRIME: Distributing Harmful Matter to a Child, Annoy or Molest a Minor. CASE NUMBER: 20-105-0973
VICTIM: Withheld  AGE: 16 Years (female)

SUSPECT: Hector Benjamin Joya Jimenez AGE: 26 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose resident
Suspect Hector Benjamin Joya Jimenez


San Jose, Calif. - The San Jose Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) / Child Exploitation Detail (CED) task force arrested suspect Hector Benjamin Joya Jimenez for Sending Harmful Matter to a Minor (felony) - Penal Code 288.2(a)(2) and Annoy or Molest a Child under 18 years (misdemeanor) - Penal Code 647.6(a).

The investigation revealed suspect Jimenez is a youth soccer coach for Liverpool Club International Academy Bay Area and current soccer player for Roots Sports Club in Oakland.  In March 2020, Jimenez befriended the victim and started communicating with her via Snapchat and sent her unsolicited images of his genitals on several occasions.

On April 15, 2020, detectives obtained an arrest warrant and took the suspect into custody in San Jose.  He was subsequently booked into Santa Clara County Jail for the listed charges.   

Anyone with information regarding this incident or any other similar incidents is urged to contact Detective Jose Montoya of the San Jose Police Department's ICAC/CED Unit at 408-537-1381.

Persons wishing to remain anonymous may either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, (408) 947-STOP (7867), or click the "Submit a Tip" link below. Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.


BY: Officer Gina Tepoorten #3103 AUTHORIZED BY: Lt. Brian Anderson #3459 
DATE: 04/16/2020  TIME: 1:00 PM DATE: 04/16/2020 TIME: 2:00 PM


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