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Local Wrestling Coach Wanted For Sexual Assaulting Minors

Bad News Panthers coach Herbert Daniel Ortiz is accused of sexually assaulting minors around the San Gabriel Valley.

Written with information from a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Press Release.

Detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department have launched a manhunt for a local wrestling coach accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy.

Baldwin Park resident Herbert Daniel Ortiz, a.k.a. Herbert Ortiz Monroy, has worked at the Bad News Panthers Children Wrestling Club in  Rosemead since 2010. Ortiz, 29, also served as an assistant wrestling coach at Rosemead High School from 2007-2009. 

The investigation began with a YouTube video in which a man alleged Ortiz had sexually abused him and warned parents to keep their children away from the coach.

Someone brought the video to the attention of the 14-year-old accuser's mother. Upon seeing the video, the mother asked her son, who had befriended Ortiz at Rosemead High school, whether the coach had ever abused him. The accuser told his mother that Ortiz had indeed sexually assaulted him.

The crimes reportedly occurred in the Rosemead, El Monte and Baldwin Park, but detectives say Ortiz may have victims in surrounding areas of the San Gabriel Valley.

When detectives attempted to contact Ortiz, who they say knew about the YouTube video, he had vanished. Detectives have turned to the public for help in locating Ortiz, described as a Hispanic male, 5-feet-8 and 160 pounds.

If you see Ortiz, call 9-1-1 as soon as possible.

Parents, possible victims or witnesses are asked to contact Special Victims Bureau detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department at 1 (877) 710-LASD (5273), or via e-mail at specialvictimsbureau@lasd.org.

If you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA, plus your tip, to CRIMES (274637). You can also submit your tip through the Crime Stoppers Web site at http://lacrimestoppers.org

Bandit September 07, 2012 at 02:34 PM
youtube videos don't lie!
Bandit September 07, 2012 at 02:35 PM
cindylu what in the world are you doing ?
Ashley September 09, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Bronson, Child Molesters always go after kids that do not have a Father figure in their life. It's so sad that you get so defensive on what is being posted by Us Parents that have children. My Son was also in that Wrestling program and it gives me the chills to know that he came in close contact with someone that is being accused of this HORRIBLE crime. So in regards to your statement "Where's the father?" Are you calling him out on this? What difference does it make. A Child Molester is a Child Molester. Don't try to blame single mothers for doing their job as a parent and protecting their kids!
SgtJackWagon October 11, 2012 at 03:32 AM
Ahhhhhh yes, Cindylu thinks that Patch is a swap meet to peddle all that trash. I just click the "inappropriate" button. I guess everyone could advertise on Patch, just like Cindylu does. What a mess that would create.
TheAngel December 09, 2012 at 11:30 AM
Herbert is a hardworking, very committed individual whose only goal was to follow Coach Madrigal's foot steps and give back to Rosemead as Coach did for him. There are two people accusing him, the guy Maynor (20 years old), and a guy Jesse (18 years old), rumor is that they are both gay and interested in getting more than just 15 minutes of fame. Everybody at Rosemead HS knows that Jesse's mother has cried wolf nearly about every coach she cannot sleep with. This is the case of the irrational mother.

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