High School Baseball Coach, 28, Arrested on Suspicion of Sex Relationship With Teen: Burbank Police

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John Burroughs High School in Burbank is seen in an image from Google Maps Street View.

A 28-year-old high school baseball coach in Burbank was arrested Friday after a teen student told police she had an ongoing sexual relationship with him.

The arrest of Jose Banuelos Jr., an assistant baseball coach at John Burroughs High School, was announced by the Burbank Police Department.

A 17-year-old girl who attends the school on Thursday evening told police she had “an on-going ‘consensual’ sexual relationship” with Banuelos, a police news release stated.

Investigators learned the relationship went back about 2 1/2 years, to when the girl was 15.

Banuelos was booked on suspicion of having sexual relations with a minor, acts of oral copulation with a minor, lewd acts on a minor and possession of a loaded firearm in public.
He was arrested at a Ralphs supermarket and had a loaded gun at him at the time of his arrest, police said.

He was being held on $325,000.

Banuelos is also a part-time employee with city of Burbank’s Parks and Recreation Department, police said.

Anyone with information on the case was asked to contact Detective John Voorhis at 818-238-3210 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

Correction: A previous version of this story had a picture incorrectly identified as John Burroughs High School. The post has been updated.