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Tennis Instructor Accused of Lewd Acts with Child

IRVINE, Calif. (KTLA) — A tennis instructor in Irvine has been arrested on suspicion of lewd conduct with a teenage student, police said.

Jarrid Thomas Baldogo, 29, was arrested on Thursday afternoon at his home in the Westpark area of Irvine.

Police also served a search warrant at his residence.

Baldogo is accused of having inappropriate physical contact with a 13-year-old tennis student between February and April of this year, according to detectives.

The victim’s parents contacted Irvine police after finding text messages on their child’s phone, police said in a news release.

Baldogo has worked as a private tennis instructor for the past 2 1/2 years, seeking students over the Internet.Previously, he worked as an employee of a company providing tennis instruction in the Woodbridge area of Irvine.Police were investigating the possibility that there may be additional victims.

Anyone with information was asked to contact Detective Jonathan Sampson at jsampson@cityofirvine.org or 949-724-7179.

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