A South Philadelphia soccer coach paid money to have sex with a girl on his team when she was as young as 14 and the sexual assault resulted in the birth of a child, police said.
The coach, Francisco Prado-Contreras, 39, of the 700 block of South Street in Bella Vista, has been charged with statutory sexual assault, indecent sexual assault, corruption of a minor, and related offenses, police announced Thursday.
On Tuesday, the city's Department of Human Services received a report, which it passed along to Philadelphia police, that the 7-month-old baby of a 15-year-old girl might have been fathered by the teen's former soccer coach.
In interviews, the girl told police that Prado-Contreras was a family friend and was her soccer coach in 2015. Police said Prado-Contreras was a volunteer soccer coach at the city's Capitolo Recreation Center on the 900 block of Federal Street in South Philadelphia.
The victim told police that in September 2015, she asked Prado-Contreras for a job with his house-cleaning business and one day was told to show up at an apartment building that he cleans near his home.
But instead of having her help him clean, Prado-Contreras coerced the victim into having sex with him for money, police said.
The two had sex about five times in a month and each time, Prado-Contreras gave the girl money, police said. In October 2015, the girl discovered she was pregnant, police said.
Prado-Contreras was arrested by police near his house Wednesday.
On Thursday, a spokeswoman for the mayor's office said in an email that Prado-Contreras had been barred from all city parks and recreation facilities.