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Indictment: Ex-coach failed to report players were abused

March 13, 2020 GMT

PHOENIX (AP) — A former assistant basketball coach at Mesa’s Dobson High School has been indicted on accusations that he failed to report that two minors had been sexually abused by an ex-coach.

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office announced Thursday that Joshua Anthony Bribiescas faces two felony counts of failure to report.

The Feb. 11 indictment says that while Bribiescas was the assistant coach for the girls’ junior varsity team, he learned in 2018 that two minors who were players on the team had been victims of sexual abuse.

Bribiescas allegedly failed to report it to a peace officer or the Arizona Department of Child Safety.

The former coach accused of the abuse was arrested last May after admitting to having sex with several teenage girls on the team, authorities said.

It was unclear Thursday if Bribiescas has a lawyer for his case.