GARLAND — Parents whose kids played for the C.D. Independiente Soccer Club got a kick in the gut when cops announced they just arrested current head coach, 47-year-old Rolando Ramos. He was charged with indecency with a child.
Detectives in the Dallas PD Child Exploitation Unit say they are investigating allegations from three former players.
This isn’t the first coach this team has seen arrested.
Friday, former coach Jaime Alvarenga was sentenced to 15 years in prison, convicted of assaulting a 15-year-old player at a Super 8 Motel.
As NewsFix reported last month, Heather Dobrott has now filed a lawsuit against the GSA saying she was voted out for blowing the whistle on mismanagement and for trying to change the board’s policy when it comes to protecting kids.
“No organization can eliminate sexual predators and keep their kids totally safe, but there is always more we can do. And there are very obvious steps to keep these kids safe,” Dobrott said.
The GSA has denied all the charges in Dobrott’s lawsuit and says although its teams play against the C.D. Independiente team, Coach Ramos never worked for their organization.
“Parents have been kept very much left in the dark,” Dobrott said. “They think the background checks are going to cover them and protect them and sadly, parents don’t realize 95% of predators will pass the background check, and there’s a whole lot more we need to do.”