Detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department working a case involving a volunteer cheer coach in Athens Park accused of child sex crimes are now searching for additional victims.
Michael Edmond, 55, was working as a cheer coach for girls in the South Los Angeles area between June 1 and Sept. 1 when authorities say he began sexually abusing them.
The Los Angeles Police Department Juvenile Division/Sexually Exploited Child Unit took over an investigation into Edmund on Sept. 19.
An investigation revealed multiple juvenile victims, ranging from 9 to 12 years old, who said they had been sexually abused by Edmond, police said.
Edmond was arrested on Sept. 21 on suspicion of continuous sexual abuse of a minor.
He was charged with seven counts of forcible lewd acts upon a child under the age of 14 and one count of lewd act upon a child under the age of 14, and a special allegation for multiple victims involved.
Edmond’s bail was set at $8,800,000.
Detectives are now asking anyone who may be a victim, or has additional information regarding Edmond to contact the LAPD Sexual Exploited Child Unit at 213-486-0580.
Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can contact L.A. Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or online at lacrimestoppers.org.