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Ex-Head Central Valley wrestling coach arrested for statutory rape to return to court

Shasta County Sheriff's Department said they arrested the head Central Valley High School wrestling coach, 27-year-old Stephen Reed, for eight counts of statutory rape.

Posted: Feb 27, 2020 8:29 PM
Updated: Jun 8, 2020 2:49 PM

UPDATE: 2:45 p.m. Monday, June 8, 2020 - A former high school wrestling coach will stand trial on more than 20 counts of sex involving underage girls.

Stephen Lee Reed was suspended from his coaching job at Central Valley High in the City of Shasta Lake.

He faces charges that include unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, lewd act upon a child, and sexual battery by restraint, while he was still a coach. Prosecutors said there are five victims.

When he was arrested in February 2020, investigators said he admitted to sexually assaulting a student. He will return to court on June 18.

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CITY OF SHASTA LAKE, Calif. -  Shasta County Sheriff's Department arrested the Central Valley High School wrestling coach, Stephen Reed, age 27, for eight counts of statutory rape.

Among those charges are four counts of child molestation, six counts of sexual assault with a foreign object on a minor, six counts of oral copulation with a minor, one count of possession of child porn, two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and one count of sending lewd material to a minor. 

The Shasta County Major Crimes unit was tipped off about these accusations on Feb. 24. 

RELATED: Former wrestling coach arrested and charged with multiple counts of rape and sexual assault

On Feb. 27, detectives interviewed Reed, at which point officials say he confessed to all of the known allegations. 

He was then arrested and transported to the Shasta County Jail. 

Reed has since been suspended by the high school, according to Shasta County Sheriff's Office. 

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office encourages anyone who may have information to contact the Major Crimes Unit at (530) 245-6135. 

They can also report any issues through the Central Valley High School or Gateway Unified School District at (530) 245-7900.

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