A high school boys soccer coach in Sacramento was arrested on Christmas Day on suspicion of human trafficking after a 17-year-old girl told authorities she was being sold for sex, officials in California said.
Elan Daniel Seagraves, 34, was arrested after the teen contacted the Sacramento Sheriffâ€™s Department, saying she had been sexually assaulted and was forced into human trafficking. The girl told deputies she was hiding in the backyard of a home in South Sacramento at the time and that the man responsible for the actions was waiting in a nearby vehicle. When deputies arrived at the scene they found Seagraves in the car with another 17-year-old. He was arrested and charged with pandering of a minor and persuading a minor to engage in commercial sex. According to the Sacramento Bee, Seagraves is being held on $2 million bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.
Thereâ€™s no indication that the allegations are tied to Seagravesâ€™ role as a soccer coach, but authorities want to talk to anyone who had interactions with him, FOX40 reports.
The Sacramento City Unified School District issued the following statement regarding Seagravesâ€™ arrest.
â€śWe are extremely disappointed in Mr. Seagravesâ€™ unacceptable behavior. 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.â€ť