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Volunteer Coach Charged With Luring Teen

BEND, OR -- A volunteer wrestling coach at Bend High face charges for allegedly sending sexually explicit messages to a student-athlete. Bend Police Lt. Clint Burleigh says 24-year-old Erick Nazario Aguirre contacted the teen through social media. "Basically, it was determined that the suspect had used a fake account, and ‘friended’ and sent the pictures over [through] that fake account. Later in the investigation, we found that the accusations were accurate." 

Investigators say, at one point, the suspect tried to get the teen to engage in sexual activity with him. The student was able to identify Nazario Aguirre through online discussions and notified a school resource officer. Nazario Aguirre was arrested after school Wednesday on various charges, "Five counts of luring, five counts of sexual exploitation one and two," Lt. Burleigh tells KBND News, "But, it sounds like he’s only been charged with 10 counts of luring, is what the DA’s office has filed."


School administrators say Nazario Aguirre had inconsistent attendance at practices and meets. Lt. Burleigh would not comment on whether the victim was on the wrestling team. 

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