Chris Flores, who is he? Famous Southern California trainer arrested for allegedly harming children Chris Flores, a 37-year-old sports coach who has been accused of sexually assaulting two boys, was taken into custody by Santa Ana police on Friday.
Chris Flores, commonly known as “Coach Frogg,” co-founded Southern California’s STARS Prep Academy in 2017 with former NFL player Jason David.
Chris Flores is alleged to have physically abused two minors he counseled at the institution, according to authorities. However, Santa Ana police believe there could be more victims.
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Chris Flores’ reputation in the world of sports came mainly from his work as a young coach, where he stood out for his efficient teaching techniques.
Flores met several NFL stars after enrolling in STARS Prep Academy, including DJ Uiagalelei, Adoree Jackson, Juju Smith-Schuster and Bryce Young. Santiago Middle School in Orange County served as the site for the program. More than 100 young athletes signed up.
Chris Flores fiercely disputed the accusations, according to Edward Welbourn, the attorney defending him, highlighting his reputation as a well-known character in the neighborhood.
“Chris has worked with young people in the community for many years as a coach, actually a teacher and a mentor, and he’s really shocked by all these charges that have come up.”
“He vehemently denies having any improper connections or interactions with athletes, alumni or students, past or present. He was just looking to help young people and advance their lives and professions.”
The authorities, however, offer a different version of the events, alleging that Flores abused his position as a coach to take advantage of the young women. On August 5, audio recordings from a party revealed that a man believed to be the youth coach was attempting to date a 14-year-old girl, prompting the launch of an investigation into Flores’ alleged behavior.
According to CBS, a male voice can be heard pleading with the teen to FaceTime on the recording. The voice begs the girl not to reject him after she refuses.
A man’s voice said:
“We discussed this, boy. You have to stop using the nooos.”
In 2021, the girl alleged that Flores had assaulted her on more than one occasion.
The Santa Ana Police Department stated in a formal news release that there is reason to suspect Flores may have been a potential serial predator given his role as a juvenile trainer.
The statement said:
Santa Ana Police Department detectives believe Flores may have taken advantage of more people while working as a trainer who had access to many children and teens.
Jason David criticized Flores’ actions in a formal statement.
“I feel nauseous. I am grossed out. I’m furious.”
This he said in reference to the alleged victims of Flores:
According to ABC, Flores has previously been detained after being accused of kidnapping and assaulting a woman in 2009. He was acquitted of the charges.