ESCALON — Parents in Escalon were shocked to hear an assistant football coach at the local high school was arrested Monday on suspicion of attempting to get naked photos of a student on Snapchat.
Twenty-six-year-old Victor Perez Carrillo was accused of sharing inappropriate messages with a teenage girl.
“Pictures of the assistant coach with captions indicating he would like to meet up with the 15-year-old female student and requesting photographs,” explained Escalon Police Detective Robert Hardgraves.
He had also asked to meet with her after school.
“I have two teenage daughters and I wouldn’t want this to happen to them,” said Escalon High School parent Vicky Kay.
At Escalon High School’s campus Tuesday, parents said the situation was terrifying.
“I think the guy should go to jail for a very long time,” Kay told FOX40.
Detectives said Carrillo did not know the student but added her on Snapchat at the end of last month. Then, on Saturday, the teen opened some of the inappropriate messages Carrillo had sent earlier.
“He added her on Snapchat and she didn’t know who he was until she asked other people at the school,” Hardgraves said. “She had received messages and she was in the presence of friends and she said, ‘I’m getting messages from this guy, anybody know who he is?’ And that’s when one of the other students identified him.”
Police say the student’s mother had a parental monitoring app through her phone service. She brought the photos to the school district’s attention.
“I commend the mom for being on top of checking her daughter,” another parent said.
Carrillo has been an assistant football coach at the school since 2017.
Police arrested Carrillo at the high school on suspicion of solicitation of child pornography and arranging to meet with a minor for lewd purposes.
Officers say the case should be a lesson to all parents to pay attention to what their kids are doing on their phones.
“Children have no right to privacy when it comes to their parents,” Hardgraves said. “You pay for their cell phone, you give them their cell phone. If they don’t want to follow your rules, don’t give it to them.”
Police do not believe there are any additional victims. Before this incident, Carrillo had no prior criminal record.