An assistant boys basketball coach at Crenshaw High School in South Los Angeles has been arrested on suspicion of sexually molesting and attempting to rape a female student, police said Wednesday.
Wesley Green Jr., 35, was arrested Monday on suspicion of oral copulation and attempted rape with a minor, said Det. Raul Galindo of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Green was being held at Parker Center jail in lieu of $50,000 bail, an LAPD spokesman said.
The alleged incidents occurred within the past month, police said. The age of the victim was not released.
Green has been a volunteer junior varsity coach for the past three years. Crenshaw has the most successful boys basketball team in the state, and won the City Section and State Division I titles this past season.
"I'm in shock over what I'm hearing," Crenshaw Coach Willie West said. "Wesley has never been a problem, so this is definitely out of character if it's true."