.

Soccer Coach Pleads Guilty to Seeking Sex with Player

In a plea deal, the Temecula man pleaded guilty to attempted statutory rape.

Daniel Ryan Kelly Photo credit: Riverside County Sheriff's Department
Daniel Ryan Kelly Photo credit: Riverside County Sheriff's Department

A former Murrieta Valley High School girls soccer coach who tried to coax a player into having sex with him pleaded guilty Monday to attempted statutory rape.

Daniel Ryan Kelly, 27, of Temecula could face probation and jail time when sentenced May 2 by Riverside County Superior Court Judge Albert Wojcik.

During a pretrial hearing Monday at the Southwest Justice Center, the defense and prosecution notified Wojcik that a plea deal had been reached in the case. In exchange for his plea to the attempted statutory rape count, the District Attorney's Office will drop a felony charge of arranging to meet a minor for the purpose of sex and a misdemeanor charge of annoying a child.

There was no indication of what sentence the judge might impose. Kelly remains free on $25,000 bail.

The defendant was arrested on Jan. 28, 2013, following an investigation into his interactions with a 16-year-old girl.

The youth, identified only as Jane Doe, was a member of the Murrieta Valley High School girls' junior varsity soccer team. Kelly was a walk-on coach, but did not teach at the school, according to police.

Prosecutors alleged that Kelly took an interest in the teen and began communicating with her regularly via phone and text messaging. When the girl confided that she was feeling a lot of stress at home, the defendant told her that one way to alleviate her stress was to have sex, according to a trial brief filed by Deputy District Attorney Julie Baldwin.

"Defendant told Jane Doe that if she wanted to talk about sex with him ... to use a 'code word,' either 'Training' or 'Workout' with a capital letter, and he would understand that to mean she was referring to sex," Baldwin wrote.

Kelly gave the girl a ride to a soccer tournament in Anaheim and told her that when he was younger, he dealt with anxiety by engaging in sexual intercourse, according to the trial brief.

When the defendant persisted in broaching the subject, the victim began to feel "uncomfortable" and told friends -- including a parent -- about what was happening, Baldwin said.

She said the information was passed to Murrieta police detectives, who had the victim make a "pretext" phone call to see if Kelly would make any admissions that could be recorded.

The conversation led to Kelly arranging to rendezvous with the girl outside a Temecula restaurant, with a plan to go from the eatery to an RV, where Kelly could start "Training" with the teenager, according to Baldwin.

Detectives arrested Kelly as he waited for the youth on the afternoon of Jan. 28.

During an interview with investigators, Kelly "admitted that he had a lapse of judgment," according to the brief.


– City News Service.

Dee February 26, 2014 at 02:23 PM
I like you, too. I am not programmed to the worlds way of thinking. Fundamental, Jews and Muslims do not use the same scriptures. I am glad to know that you have studied all three and are intimately familiar with each one. Sorry to hear though your conclusion came to trust in Hinduism. All this doesn't change the Gospel one iota, though. Jesus is the only One who made the claim that He is the way the truth and the life. Not Hinduism. Jesus is the only One who died for our sins, and for the ones who receive His free gift to life. Not Hinduism. Jesus is the only One who rose after being slaughtered. Not Hinduism. I would seriously rethink your allegiance. Your eternity is worth serious thinking about. Because once you're in hell, there is no turning back, no saying I'm sorry, no saying I realize now I was wrong. Today is the day, our Lord said, for you to choose whom will you serve. And as you say that the Hindus sit back and say what is this all about? How can you put your life in the belief system who doesn't know what anything is about. Follow God, He knows what everything is about since He was, is, and will continue to be. He created everything. He doesn't sit back wondering what is this all about. Don't put your trust in false damning religion. And I say this because I do care, even for that Klein!!!
Dee February 26, 2014 at 02:31 PM
For starters read Leviticus 25:31
Dee February 26, 2014 at 02:47 PM
Exodus 21:16 God says, "He who kidnaps a man and sells him, or if he is found in his hand, shall surely be put to death." God hates slavery. Klein, I sincerely hope that you rid yourself of your unhappiness and bitterness. Your words reflect what's in your heart. And from what you're saying, you are a very angry person that has no outlet other than hating faceless posters on this website. Sit down, get a drink of water, and really ponder what Jesus did and is offering you. It's free! He paid the price. Trust Him and your life will be so much peaceful and purposeful. The dying world has nothing to offer but death. Physically and spiritually.
jack ruby February 26, 2014 at 03:54 PM
Genesis 2:53 #freeDK
SA February 26, 2014 at 04:39 PM
Kleiner is a Muslim …
Steve Newman February 26, 2014 at 04:48 PM
SA- I don't think he is- and don't insult the Muslims by lumping him in with them. I am not a friend of Muslims- but they don't deserve to be derided like that.
Dee February 26, 2014 at 06:39 PM
Kleiner, okay I will respond to your question. Funny but your post showed up on my email but on on here. I am at work so I will get back to you.
Dee February 26, 2014 at 07:03 PM
Kleiner, as far as texas ban on homosexual marriage, and that's one up on me, I would like to respond that I am neither republic nor democrat, or any of those other groups. I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I care about souls and where they are going. I also care deeply about gay people, as i was raised with two of the most caring and loving people. Not my parents, but friends of my parents. I loved them then, I love them now. But sadly when they die they will go to hell. I love them, but I love and honor God for His awesome power and holy existence more than all else. Homosexuality is a sin worthy of damnable judgment. Romans 1:24-27 "therefore God also gave them up to uncleannes, in the lust of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator. For this reason GOD GAVE THEM UP to VILE passions. For EVEN the women exchanged the NATURAL use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the NATURAL use of the woman, BURNED in their lust for one another, MEN with MEN committing what is SHAMEFUL, and RECEIVING in themselves the penalty of their ERROR WHICH WAS DUE." This is how an Almighty God views this vile act. I pity them. The whole world could be for homosexuality. And in the world's beliefs they are holding to the view of being loving and respectable. But it will lead to hell. That's being true, honest, and loving, to tell the truth of what awaits them. Texas ban doesn't hurt me, it hurts the younger generation and it hurts mankind. It also damns the ones who APPROVES this act. Romans 1:32. Now, you may not believe in God and eternal damnation, and you may not believe that you WILL give an account one day, so that what I am saying is of no accord, and that's frightening, but nevertheless you have been warned, and God's judgment on your life will be fair.
Steve Newman February 26, 2014 at 07:13 PM
Dee- when someone posts to the Patch to your account- it will appear as an e-mail unless you opted out of that when signing up. Why it is not here- who knows-Karma maybe.
Dee February 26, 2014 at 07:34 PM
Thanks, Steve!!
Christopher February 27, 2014 at 11:16 AM
Dee, it is a new day so I chime in again. The reply by Jeff is very interesting. In your return reply to me you accused me of favoring Hinduism over your beliefs which is characteristic of a So. Baptist? You do not know me so I will remind you that today is about Baptism of the Spirit or being born again. This is a very personal event not a ritual!!! Through this empowering someone will attract people who see the difference, which is not accomplished through scripture bantering. By the way God is a Methodist. (-'
Dee February 27, 2014 at 11:27 AM
Yes, His blessings are new every morning to those who belong to Him. Beliefs are beliefs, however there is only one truth. And few will find it! Keep searching!
Dee February 27, 2014 at 11:42 AM
Kleiner, there is not 99 percent, there is 100 percent who are sinners. Old Testament gave the LAW. Break the law get stoned to death. New Testament Jesus fulfilled the law. It is a NEW day! We are saved by grace through our faith in Him. So no more stoning!! That would be a good thing. So indeed there has been a change. God is NOT flexible with sin. He does give us time to repent. Some of us more time, some of us not so much time. Such as the ones who die unexpectedly. Hopefully they died in Christ. If not, not so good! Even if the person was a great person, if they died without being saved, they are damned. God is no respecter of man. God is love! God did reveal and display the full measure and facets of His character, but sadly man desires to create God into who they want Him to be, then our loving God will display His other facet, and that is wrath. Be afraid, be very afraid
Dee February 27, 2014 at 11:56 AM
Christopher, how do you become born again? Why must you become born again? What is the baptism of the Holy Spirit?
Christopher February 27, 2014 at 11:59 AM
Dee you are so sweet, stop the tit for tat or it will rain on you. Jeff vanished, what power over him do you have? If all have fallen short in the eyes of God and the Baptist is saved by faith and faith comes from hearing the Word then I must ask you after you have professed with your wisdom that your care givers are going to hell. My mother is profoundly deaf and never “heard” the Word of God, is she going to hell too? Is it really as black and white as you say.
Dee February 27, 2014 at 12:57 PM
Some people can't hear, but they see, right? Maybe read? Start with John 3:3. But can you answer my questions I asked earlier? How do you become born again? What is the meaning? I can't say who is and who isn't going to hell. I can say if a person rejects the prompting of the Holy Spirit, yes, that person will go to hell. We all have fallen short, that's why we receive His free gift. Lead your mom to salvation. Show her the book of john, then 1 John, then romans.
Christopher February 27, 2014 at 01:27 PM
Dee, this is my last post in this thread, the forum is quiet and things work best for yes/no type questions/answers. If everyone saw your views the same we would not have the popery of Christian churches all over, "everyone" is an expert. It always fascinates me when a Baptist type individual gets high strung with his/her interpretation of things, then his/her arrogance makes them think they should start a better church instead of reforming and improving the original one he/she was part of. You will miss the point: My fear is for those that have accepted the Mark/Object of the Beast, which is on the hand and at the forehead that will be the only way in the future you can buy or sell anything. It will take control of the focus of people’s lives. It allows for instant communication around the World and allows everyone to watch his or her neighbors. It is fun now but will turn on the people as government’s change. For those that do not have the Mark/Object it will be an inconvenience for only a short while. Do you have the Mark/Object in your purse?
Dee February 27, 2014 at 01:37 PM
Please answer what does baptism mean. What does born again mean. How can one be born again. Without understanding the meaning of God's holy and life saving words, you might as well read Disneyland books. I understand you do not know the answer to the questions, but I would urge you to search. When you stand before God, your ignorance of His word will be no excuse.
Steve Newman February 27, 2014 at 03:22 PM
Dee- look out- Kleiner has it in for you- but don't worry all he can do is use his keyboard to spread his hate. Except he will look you up and find out where you live, who your kids are and anything else he can use against you- truth or not.
Dee February 27, 2014 at 04:30 PM
Thanks, Steve. But he doesn't have to look up anything on me. He can just ask.
Dee February 27, 2014 at 04:32 PM
And, kleiner, I don't judge. Just warn of the coming hell to those who refuse to bend their knee
Dee February 27, 2014 at 05:15 PM
Kleiner, I am very glad that you are at least reading the bible. Unfortunately reading is just not enough. You must live it also. Anyone who is not born again WILL go to hell. That is a fact. Look up scriptures relating to being born again. You are a very angry person, which leads me to know for a fact you are not born again. You believe in the worlds view regarding everything God calls sin which leads me to believe you are not of God. Can you also read 1 Corinthians 1:18? I don't judge. Before I was born again my sins would have made anyone blush! I was on my way to hell. I received Jesus' free gift to a new life. Through the help and guidance of the Holy Spirit my life was turned around and now am at peace because of His forgiveness. There is no one who can ever cause me to lose this peace and protection that the Almighty and powerful provides. You talk with such venom that can only come within of who you really are. I can't comprehend how miserable you are within yourself. Such darkness is in you. Read your bible, and study it. Surface reading doesn't give the justice the bible deserves.
Alek J Hidell February 27, 2014 at 05:34 PM
Dee and her holier-than-thou smugness is no different than some overbearing Muslim, pronouncing judgement on anyone she feels is less pious...... God is watching you with a stern gaze. You serve yourself, not Him.
Dee February 27, 2014 at 05:38 PM
I am confident in my salvation. Those who are not born again will go, and are, deserving of eternal damnation. Jesus suffered and died on the Cross because he loves. He didn't die for nothing. He died to save us from hell. Choose Him or choose hell. The road is narrow for those who will enter heaven. Few will find it.
Steve Newman February 27, 2014 at 05:41 PM
Marty- some overbearing Muslim- isn't that you?
Dee February 27, 2014 at 09:52 PM
The decision and responsibility lays with the person. A person who believes and cheers on sin will go to hell. I don't decide who goes and who doesn't go to hell, but if a person shows the characteristics and lifestyle of a sinful nature outlined in the Bible, which is the final authority, a person who is intimately familiar with God's word, which are faithful Christians, we can pretty much tell. It is not my thinking. I do not come on my own authority. I go by the authority of the bible. Whoever tramples on the Holy Trinity, without repentance will go to hell. God's hell. Not mine. I did not create hell. You have a sinful evil spirit. It's frightening. You apparently have a bible. I would urge you to read it. Any day could be our last. By what I read from your posts your heart isn't right. Isn't it better to be warned than to be consigned to torment everlasting? Acknowledge your Creator!
Dee Prell February 28, 2014 at 12:43 AM
Can we get on with the subject matter here? There are blogs to discuss religion
Dee Prell February 28, 2014 at 12:45 AM
Geesh! You all are taking away the whole meaning of this sight here............................
Dee February 28, 2014 at 01:03 AM
I guess as with most conversations, one topic tends to runs into another. It can't be helped.
Alek J Hidell February 28, 2014 at 06:50 AM
not with a rabid jesus freak, it can't.....

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »