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Murrieta wrestling coach arrested for inappropriate behavior w/ minors
MURRIETA, Calif. (KABC) -- A Riverside County wrestling coach was arrested for alleged inappropriate behavior with minors on June 11.
Murrieta police arrested Michael Atkins in the 46000 block of Teton Trails in the city of Temecula.
At the time of the allegations, Atkins was a coach for the Murrieta Golden Hawks Youth Wrestling Club, an Amateur Athletic Union after school program that rents a facility at Murrieta Valley High School.
The arrest was made following an in-depth investigation. An anonymous booster club representative contacted police after noticing that Atkins had developed a personal relationship with at least three minors on the club team.
The inappropriate actions took place off campus. No connection to the school or district was found.
The 44-year-old was arrested and booked at Southwest Jail for providing controlled substance to minor, showing pornography to minors, providing alcohol to minors and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with additional information regarding the case was urged to contact Detective Paul Johnson at (951) 461-6359 or Sergeant Robert Anderson at (951) 461-6317.
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