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Ex-Bay Area high school coach arrested for alleged sex crimes

SAN JOSE — An assistant track coach at San Francisco State University has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting four girls over a 12-year period, when he worked as a track coach at high schools in the South Bay and East Bay, authorities said Friday.
Chioke Robinson 
Chioke Robinson, 45, of San Jose, was taken into custody without incident in San Francisco on Thursday.
Detectives with the San Jose Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit began investigating reports about the alleged crimes in January, according to Officer Gina Tepoorten.
Tepoorten said an investigation revealed Robinson sexually assaulted the victims between 1999 and 2011. Two claimed he engaged in a sexual relationship with them when they were 17 years old. A third alleged the same thing happened when she was 15 years old, and a fourth reported he sexually assaulted her when she was 12 years old.
At the time of the alleged crimes, Robinson worked as a track coach at Piedmont and Los Gatos high schools, as well as a club team coach in the San Jose area, according to Tepoorten.
Robinson joined San Francisco State as a coaching specialist in 2016 and has been a coaching assistant since September 2018, according to a statement released by the university.
“He was arrested by the San Jose Police Department yesterday on campus,” the statement said. “SF State University Police are continuing to assist with the ongoing investigation.”
Following his arrest, Robinson was booked into Santa Clara County Jail on seven counts of oral copulation with a minor under the age of 18, three counts of sexual penetration with a minor, one count of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor under the age of 14, three counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor under the ages of 14 or 15 and one count of oral copulation with a minor under the age of 16 — all felonies.
Robinson, in addition to his position at San Francisco State, is a self-employed personal trainer in San Jose.
San Francisco State students in need of emotional or psychological support can contact Counseling & Psychological Services at 415-338-2208. Faculty and staff members can call 800-367-7474.
Anyone with information about the alleged crimes can contact Detective Mike O’Grady or Detective Sgt. Sean Pierce at 408-537-1381 or 408-537-1397.
Those wishing to remain anonymous can leave a tip with Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408-947-STOP (7867) or svcrimestoppers.org . Tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward.


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