Sacto 9-1-1
January 13, 2012
UPDATE: River City High football coach accused of molesting 4 female students

By Kim Minugh and Melody Gutierrez

West Sacramento police arrested River City High School football coach Arturo Bustamante today on suspicion of molesting four female students over the course of a year, according to authorities.

Bustamante, 42, turned himself in to police after being notified that there was a warrant out for his arrest, said police Lt. Tod Sockman. The coach, who also teaches social science at River City High, was booked into the Yolo County Jail this afternoon on three counts of felony lewd or lascivious conduct with a child 14 or 15 years old and six counts of misdemeanor annoying and/or molesting a child under 18.

He was being held in lieu of $150,000 bail.

Sockman said the four victims are 15 or 16 years old. He did not know how they came into contact with Bustamante, but said the alleged incidents all occurred on the high school campus.

One of the four alleged victims came forward to police in September, Sockman said. During the course of their investigation, police identified three other alleged victims.

The alleged molestation took place over the course of about a year leading up to the time police were notified, Sockman said.

Call The Bee's Kim Minugh, 916-321-1038. Follow her on Twitter @Kim_Minugh.

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