Murrieta Soccer Coach Pleads Not Guilty to Soliciting Minor

Daniel Ryan Kelly, 26, of Temecula, pleaded not guilty to an "arranged meeting with a minor, at or about arranged time and place," court records show.

A Murrieta soccer coach arrested on suspicion of soliciting sex from a minor has pleaded not guilty.

Court records show Daniel Ryan Kelly, 26, of Temecula, pleaded not guilty to an "arranged meeting with a minor, at or about arranged time and place," which is a felony charge. He also pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of annoying and molesting a child.

Kelly, who worked as the junior varsity girls soccer coach at Murrieta Valley High School, was arrested Monday by Murrieta police upon their investigation into his alleged solicitation of a 16-year-old female student athlete.

Kelly also worked for a number of soccer organizations in the Murrieta-Temecula area.

Kelly entered his plea while in custody earlier this week. He released from jail Wednesday after posting $25,000 bail, sheriff's jail records indicate.

He is due in court again Feb. 6.

A pdf document of the criminal charges filed against Kelly is attached.

SA February 01, 2013 at 07:53 PM
What a shocker ... Great Reporting!
Brenda February 01, 2013 at 08:17 PM
Another mad little girl cause the handsome coach did not return her affections? Daily event. These girls are great at setting up guys to say things on this sexting thing, then the guys get tossed in jail. MOTHERS, FATHERS teach your daughters, AND SONS(who get the girls their age first before the 23 yr old coach)some class, and to not tease teachers, or basically older men or women, do not pursue them, do not talk sexual to them, or YOU will be prosecuted also. It takes two to tango. I am appalled how these teenage girls speak to each other about their teachers, coaches, other MEN, step fathers and it makes me sick and that eventually as hard as these girls go after these men to have a (status thing with their friends cause they got the guy)fling of some level, the guy will eventually loosen up on the sexts and eventually type "Do you want to meet after practice by the old elm tree" after this 14,15,16,17 yr old has teased him till it hurts. These men are not that far apart in age. Its a real crazy love for some of these girls an obsession, or a sick game, high school game and these men with **wankers**just fall right into it. THINK MEN, it not like the ole days. Now if you look at a 16 yr old out of the corner of your eye your eyes are cut out. Now if this guy initiated the entire thing with this is a sweet totally innocent girl who never texted him, then hang him.
Brenda February 01, 2013 at 08:26 PM
I was wondering to, even though all our daughters are finally out of high school, but isnt the huge amount of young teenagers saying they are gay, lesbian or even bi-sexual scary? Our daughters had many many friends who proclaimed to be one or two of those and articles I read or specials on TV just seems to make it so dominate in our society now. OR is it that more young people are just coming out of the closet to proclaim their varied sexuality? Just seems to young I guess. All of my daughters friends are mostly like everyone their ages just alot of differing sexualities then say when our 28 yr old was in highschool. Most all of their friends are still friends and fall into the same catagories they always have but they still dont seem happy. Good kids, college or college bound.................I don't know I just wonder, and asking them, they just say more kids are more willing to come out and say what their orientation is and I can take that answer as our gays, lesbians and bisexulity opens up more. Guess we will never know the answer if its more prevailant now because we cant go back and ask each year over again to see if its risen. Especially bisexuality.
gottaOpinion February 01, 2013 at 08:46 PM
Ultimately an adult needs to exhibit good judgement period!!! However, I do agree that parents need to control their daughters....I Am apalled often by the innapropriate way teen girls interact with their coaches they flirt in a sexual manner while their mothers are watching.....it has been a huge shock to me. The parents are not grabbing their daughters and saying hey that is not how you talk to and interact with an adult coach. It is sickening and the moms are watching their daughters acting like whores with an adult male and they say nothing. Very sad and it seems worse in this area. Kids growing up too fast with parents that encourage the poor behavior of their daughters.
gottaOpinion February 01, 2013 at 08:49 PM
Btw...."brenda" it does not matter what the girl did or did not do .....the coach is an adult and should never act on temptation with a minor.
Richard February 01, 2013 at 11:16 PM
Brenda, i cant believe what i am hearing from you...have you read about the inappropriate way he has talked to his team members. any man who flirts with a 16 yr old needs to have his head examined..
Lisa February 01, 2013 at 11:24 PM
Brenda where did you get all this information from ???
Fez February 01, 2013 at 11:59 PM
It's amazing how quickly the tide turns. Just because he pleads not guilty, doesn't make him innocent. Let the courts do their job and let's see what the conclusion will be. It's a sad situation for all sides and hopefully lessons will be learned.
Imperfect Man February 02, 2013 at 12:13 AM
Brenda, The ultimate reality is.. This man worked in a job where he has undergone training regarding the law of "mandatory reporting" of any type of behavior such as this. He knew the law regarding such activities and ignored them. That is the reality of this situation. Whether guilty or not, he shouldn't have put himself in the situation where he could be accused. The curious thing from my perspective is the proclamation of victim advocates across this nation that the registries are "protecting" children from the "monsters" and that it's the registered sex offenders we all have to watch out for. If that were so, then wouldn't the registries remain with a more constant number of registrants? The fact is, registries are growing. That cannot be happening if it is only registered sex offenders that are the threat, now can it? Unfortunately, this and many cases like it are not seriously affected by the laws that are supposed to be "deterring" such behaviors. I would agree that there are a lot of false accusations made. There are a lot of "set ups" that happen for one reason or even multiple reasons. THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH OUR SOCIETY THAT KEEPS BREEDING SUCH BEHAVIOR. I don't care what anyone says to the contrary. The subject needs to be visited from a point of view that we need to figure out why adults (and children) are behaving this way. Maybe society needs to accept that the laws in place are flawed, and are based upon myth and hype rather than fact.
NotToday February 02, 2013 at 12:19 AM
I've been enduring Brenda's off-topic posts and generally bizarre ramblings for a while and managed to ignore her. These posts are too ridiculous to let slide. I can only conclude that Brenda has had personal experience with her own daughters acting the ways that she describes in sordid details. "Teased him till it hurts"? ugh. That is sad, and I hope you have gotten some help in raising your daughters Brenda.
Fez February 02, 2013 at 12:27 AM
Where were ur comments when the news first broke??????? Let us all wait and see what happens. His innocent is yet to be determined. I am sure the cops just didn't arrest him on an assumption. There had to be some solid evidence for law enforcement to take action. What makes you think it was a mad little girl.......please be careful in passing judgement on a child u do not know. U were not there so ultimately u have no clue just like we all don't. But from the comments I have read he us not an angel.
Lisa February 02, 2013 at 12:54 AM
Agreed Fez .
Imperfect Man February 02, 2013 at 01:11 AM
Fez, And along that line of thinking, "His innocent is yet to be determined.", according to the law that everyone complains about someone else ignoring or breaking, his innocence is not to be determined, his guilt is. He (according to the law) is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. I think Brenda's comment was ended with a question mark. And there is ample reason for such questions. Given the amount of these things going on in our world, one has to consider that there is a lot of "minor" involvement that is not considered in a lot of these situations. And as you have said, repeating what I and others have already said, the man knew better than to even allow himself to be in a position of being accused of something like this. However, as is with all of the comments sections here on the Patch and all over the world, people are going to give their slant on what "might" be.. It's what us humans love to do..
Kyle Murphy February 02, 2013 at 02:45 AM
Fez: What about him and his rights? You do not know him or the situation either! And last I checked his innocence is not "yet to be determined", he is INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY!
Fez February 02, 2013 at 04:23 AM
Kyle, Read what I wrote....... I did not say I knew of his innocence or guilt. Get a grip and stop putting misinformation in ur comments. I personally hope that he is found innocent for his same and reputation. But if he is guilty then he should and will be held accountable.
Stanley February 02, 2013 at 05:48 AM
Meanwhile in real news, Cardinal Mahoney in LA is free as a bird after enabling his Catholic pedophile priests to abuse and rape hundreds of young children. Why isn't this scum of the earth POS doing time?
Brenda February 02, 2013 at 09:30 PM
Everyone needs to take a deep breathe and read exactly what everyone writes and then there wont be misunderstandings here in posts. I also put in my post the side of him being guilty also. Yes we know the girls are hypersexual these days, yes anyone coming in contact with girls like that needs a big red stop sign that flashes in front of their eyes. This includes teachers, coachs etc. especially because we have to admit our kids are around them the most at school and after school activities. Why, in the last few months are so many of these accusations being made? Richard, I am sorry, I did not read anything on how he had talked to team members, and perhaps I missed another article? If so could you link it to me? I dont read every single article that the Patch posts each day. But if he is guilty then its a sad situation because he should have known better, YES, and this will ruin his life substantially. These men have to resist these girls that act like this and dont fall into the sexting back and forth even if that is all that ever comes from "it". Sexts can be very damning alone especially with a 16 yr old. I just have to feel for some of these guys because I know how alot of these girls act. I used to watch one jump on the coach's lap or into his arms! One of the most popular girls, from one of the most "uppity" families in Temecula(who were not at practices)acting like this, and the poor man would shove her off repeatedly.
Brenda February 02, 2013 at 09:48 PM
GottaO, I agree and Steve I agree. Sadly enough :/ I have heard Moms and DADS tell their child to kiss up to the coach/teachers to get a position or good grades. So what is that telling the child how to get by in school or anything in their life?
Brenda February 02, 2013 at 09:50 PM
I totally agree gottaO. Obviously no one is going to tell a man its ok to have a relationship with a young girl just because she wanted to.! No, and if you read most of my posts I say the man needs to do something about it, and keep it in his pants. Not be flattered by it, or "play the teasing game back" with sexts or anything. He has to ignore all of it and immediately tell a supervisor because things can get so misconstrued just like these comments, and misunderstood.
Brenda February 02, 2013 at 10:00 PM
Becca err NOT, Read my post better. In raising half a dozen daughters through high school, with all their friends being around, you hear and see alot of this stuff go on. No, thank God not my girls as I participated first hand with their teachers and the school, sports, friends etc. Also in relation to a 16 girl teasing a 23 yr old man for a length of time, her being inbweet difficult ages, and also him being in between difficult ages, it is painful especially if one or the other really does care about the other, or perhaps love them. 6 or 7 years difference in ages is nothing once this girl is 18 correct? My first real boyfriend at 18 was 23 yrs old and no one thought a thing of it and this was back in '78. As far as rambling, you are right, and I did ramble on that post up on the top because I was trying to get opinions on that subject and how to approach it in todays age.
Lynn Reyes Culver February 03, 2013 at 08:04 PM
Sadly, there are parents that do not parent their children. For that reason, it is the adults' responsibility to protect themselves and anticipate potential problems and situations. When my husband coached girls' soccer (and these were teenaged girls), he made it a hard and fast rule that there would be no practice if there was not at least one other adult present the entire time. Even though this rule was made clear upfront, most of the time it was either the team mom or myself who had to stay to ensure that my husband was never in a situation where an allegation could even be made.
Brenda February 03, 2013 at 10:48 PM
Lynn very good point and a very darn good idea. But don't all moms or dads try to go to games and practices anymore for their sons and daughters? My husband coached and there was always ALOT of them there and not at any time could something like that happen.
Lisa February 03, 2013 at 11:10 PM
This is exactly why it keeps happening !
LHJ February 04, 2013 at 06:30 AM
Actually Fez, Until he either pleads guilty or is proven to be guilty, he is innocent.
Brenda February 05, 2013 at 09:19 AM
and............. He will be charged and sentenced in accordance with what he did. The girl will not be charged for anything or held responsible for any part she had in it if "anything" because she is under 18, and is not responsible enough, mature enough to make decisions regarding sex. However, any man 18 or over is responsible enough and mature enough to make decisions regarding sex with a underage female or male, and should keep a leash on it by using some common sense. Never fall for that temptation or flattering, flirting the girl might do. IGNORE IT, walk away. Whether the girl wanted to, or didnt, or was coersed, he is going to be charged, going to be sentenced, going to go to jail if she says he abused her, molested her, coerced her into sex, etc.
Brenda February 05, 2013 at 09:31 AM
Imperfect Man 4:42 pm on Friday, February 1, 2013 I agree with your statement Imperfect Man and feel for both the men and the girls. I feel for the girls doing these things, and wondering what happened, what is lacking that they need to go into these hypersexual relationships. With guys 18 and over. Why do the 18+ guys not have more sense then get involved in that knowing that their life literally hangs on a thread by the feelings of a young girl that can flip flop from day to day. One day she is crazy for you, the next saying she can hang you if she tells or has a friend tell. Another recent article/police/arrest/charged man is going through the same thing. What is different is that the girl or victims friend went and told someone at the school. So now, you have some heresay, then the girl of course is taken into the office and is asked if its true, with the police and CPS there, and whoever else they drag in. Now does the girl say yes its true to save face with all her friends she told this story to?? And her parents are not embarrassed that their precious sweet daughter who has been climbing all over this coach could possible lie? Or does she perhaps tell the true story(I dont know what that is, example here) that nothing happened and she made it up to have her friends think she was even cooler, and more popular, and get more attention?
elizabeth April 19, 2013 at 05:38 PM
Unless this coach lived in a rabbit hole, I'm pretty sure that he was aware that any inappropriate messages, talks, touches, texts were likely to land him in very hot water. Brenda, your message literally made my mouth drop open. Wow.
Steve Newman April 19, 2013 at 09:16 PM
note original posting date- Feb 1-a little late to the party.
Brenda April 19, 2013 at 10:45 PM
Yeah Feb. Hmm well Elizabeth as I said raising half a dozen daughters and also a few of their friends growing up I think I can say I have heard most of everything, LOL. Some things not great, and I hope at times I was able to put some different thoughts in girls minds about men, boys, and how they can easily get the wrong idea, or in some of these girls cases the right idea. I am just being honest Elizabeth and when 98% of girls would NOT admit to sleeping, flirting, serious petting etc. with someone over 18 to keep them out of trouble that pretty much says it all.
california cookie June 03, 2013 at 11:38 AM
Brenda- almost all of your posts here mention all of the sexting that was going on and I'm wondering where you got that information? Unless I missed something I haven't read anything in an article about him and the student sexting back and forth? If there is an article I would like to read it


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