California police have arrested a high school soccer coach accused of pimping out teen students, as reported by The Sacramento Bee.
Sacramento resident Elan Daniel Seagraves, 34, was taken into custody after a frantic 17-year-old female student managed to call the authorities. Investigators noted that she told them she had been the victim of sex trafficking and that the perpetrator was waiting in a nearby vehicle. The unnamed victim was hiding in a backyard, a police report has indicated.
Cops rushed to action, taking Seagraves into custody Monday morning at around 2 a.m. He was booked into Sacramento Main Jail later that day. When authorities found him, they reported that he was with another underage girl, also 17 and believed to be a victim of sex trafficking, as reported by FOX 40.
Kennedy High School Athletic Director Dave Parsh confirmed on Friday that Seagraves worked as the school’s soccer coach. It has not been revealed if the two victims attended Kennedy High School.
Additionally, Seagraves had been employed at a variety of youth soccer leagues and as a driver for rideshare apps Uber and Lyft.
He faces felony charges of pandering, false imprisonment and human trafficking. Seagraves is being held on a $2 million bail. He will return to court on January 4 for a bail review and January 9 for a settlement conference.
This is an active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department Special Investigations/Intelligence Bureau at 916-874-8002 or anonymously at 916-874-8477.
[Featured Image: Elan Seagraves/Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department]