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October 8, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Ventura County District Attorney's office is considering filing additional charges against Ventura High football Coach Harvey Kochel, who is charged with seven felony counts of intercourse and other sexual acts with a 16-year-old girl who enrolled in his health class. Kochel, 48, is accused of having sex with the student between Jan. 1 and September.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1995
That convicted sex offender and self-proclaimed homophobe Harvey Kochel could so shamelessly enter his opinion publicly into the sex education debate defies belief. But then, that Ventura County Board of Education President Wendy Larner is prepared to place her personal moral agenda ahead of saving the lives of high school students from sexually transmitted diseases is even still more incredible. DONN B. TATUM Ojai
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1995
That convicted sex offender and self-proclaimed homophobe Harvey Kochel could so shamelessly enter his opinion publicly into the sex education debate defies belief. But then, that Ventura County Board of Education President Wendy Larner is prepared to place her personal moral agenda ahead of saving the lives of high school students from sexually transmitted diseases is still more incredible. DONN B. TATUM Ojai
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1995
That convicted sex offender and self-proclaimed homophobe Harvey Kochel could so shamelessly enter his opinion publicly into the sex education debate defies belief. But then, that Ventura County Board of Education President Wendy Larner is prepared to place her personal moral agenda ahead of saving the lives of high school students from sexually transmitted diseases is still more incredible. DONN B. TATUM Ojai
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1995
That convicted sex offender and self-proclaimed homophobe Harvey Kochel could so shamelessly enter his opinion publicly into the sex education debate defies belief. But then, that Ventura County Board of Education President Wendy Larner is prepared to place her personal moral agenda ahead of saving the lives of high school students from sexually transmitted diseases is even still more incredible. DONN B. TATUM Ojai
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1992
The recent headlines involving Ventura High School coach Harvey Kochel have been shocking and sensational. But please leave his son out of your coverage of this issue. He has nothing to do with what his father has been accused of. He is a minor and should be protected by the same standards that protect the minor girls involved. Ventura High School's students, parents, staff and administration have been particularly understanding, sensitive and supportive of his son. VHS is considered the "nothing much" school in this town, but they don't call us the Cougars for nothing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1992 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The board of the Ventura Unified School District has fired Harvey Kochel, the Ventura High School teacher and football coach who recently pleaded guilty to having sex with a teen-age student. The board announced Kochel's firing after a closed-door meeting Tuesday night. Board President Terence Kilbride said state law mandates that a staff member be terminated immediately when convicted of a felony.
SPORTS
January 20, 1993 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Calling former Ventura High football Coach Harvey Kochel's affair with a 15-year-old student "a disgrace to the teaching profession," a Ventura County judge sentenced him to two years in state prison Tuesday. Superior Court Judge Lawrence Storch called Kochel's seven-month relationship with the girl, who is now 16 and planning to transfer to another school, "a gross abuse of a position of trust."
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October 3, 1992 | STEVE ELLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura High football Coach Harvey Kochel was charged Friday by the Ventura County district attorney's office with seven felony counts of sexual misconduct with a minor. Kochel, 48, allegedly had a nine-month sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female student from Ventura High. The student was 15 when the misconduct first occurred Jan. 1, 1992, according to the district attorney's office. Each of the seven counts involves the student, whose identity has not been disclosed.
SPORTS
November 6, 1992 | GARY GORMAN and MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Harvey Kochel, Ventura High football coach, pleaded guilty Thursday to having sex with a teen-age student and faces a prison term of up to six years. In an unannounced court appearance, Kochel, 48, entered guilty pleas to six felony counts and admitted a special allegation that he abused a position of trust. Investigators said Kochel engaged in a seven-month sexual relationship with the girl, who was 15 when Kochel met her in a health class he taught.
SPORTS
January 20, 1993 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Calling former Ventura High football Coach Harvey Kochel's affair with a 15-year-old student "a disgrace to the teaching profession," a Ventura County judge sentenced him to two years in state prison Tuesday. Superior Court Judge Lawrence Storch called Kochel's seven-month relationship with the girl, who is now 16 and planning to transfer to another school, "a gross abuse of a position of trust."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1992 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The board of the Ventura Unified School District has fired Harvey Kochel, the Ventura High School teacher and football coach who recently pleaded guilty to having sex with a teen-age student. The board announced Kochel's firing after a closed-door meeting Tuesday night. Board President Terence Kilbride said state law mandates that a staff member be terminated immediately when convicted of a felony.
SPORTS
November 6, 1992 | GARY GORMAN and MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Harvey Kochel, Ventura High football coach, pleaded guilty Thursday to having sex with a teen-age student and faces a prison term of up to six years. In an unannounced court appearance, Kochel, 48, entered guilty pleas to six felony counts and admitted a special allegation that he abused a position of trust. Investigators said Kochel engaged in a seven-month sexual relationship with the girl, who was 15 when Kochel met her in a health class he taught.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1992
The recent headlines involving Ventura High School coach Harvey Kochel have been shocking and sensational. But please leave his son out of your coverage of this issue. He has nothing to do with what his father has been accused of. He is a minor and should be protected by the same standards that protect the minor girls involved. Ventura High School's students, parents, staff and administration have been particularly understanding, sensitive and supportive of his son. VHS is considered the "nothing much" school in this town, but they don't call us the Cougars for nothing.
SPORTS
October 27, 1992 | JEFF MEYERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He is the most successful football coach in Ventura High history, a churchgoing Vietnam veteran who dreamed of coaching in college. Friends admire him for his devotion to his four children. Opposing coaches praise him for his dedication to his players. Dan McCashin, the student body president, describes him as a man the students looked up to as a leader. But there is talk of another side to Harvey Kochel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1992 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura High School football Coach Harvey Kochel pleaded not guilty Wednesday to 12 felony counts stemming from allegations that he had a seven-month affair with a student from his health class. The girl was 15 when the alleged relationship began. Kochel, 48, denied charges that--if proven--could hand the winningest coach in Ventura High football history a mandatory prison sentence of up to six years. Kochel's preliminary hearing has been set for Nov. 10.
SPORTS
October 27, 1992 | JEFF MEYERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He is the most successful football coach in Ventura High history, a churchgoing Vietnam veteran who dreamed of coaching in college. Friends admire him for his devotion to his four children. Opposing coaches praise him for his dedication to his players. Dan McCashin, the student body president, describes him as a man the students looked up to as a leader. But there is talk of another side to Harvey Kochel.
NEWS
November 26, 1987 | STEVE HENSON and MIKE HISERMAN, Times Staff Writers
Forget the howling winds and numbing cold. The real problem facing teams that visit Antelope Valley is the home team. So says Harvey Kochel, coach of Ventura, and in case you've forgotten, an expert on the subject. Ventura was defeated by Antelope Valley, 34-0, in the first round of the Coastal Conference playoffs last season. Ventura (10-1) must again make the long trip to Antelope Valley (8-3) for a second-round game Friday at 7:30 p.m. But it's not the travel that worries Kochel.
SPORTS
October 8, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Ventura County District Attorney's office is considering filing additional charges against Ventura High football Coach Harvey Kochel, who is charged with seven felony counts of intercourse and other sexual acts with a 16-year-old girl who enrolled in his health class. Kochel, 48, is accused of having sex with the student between Jan. 1 and September.
SPORTS
October 3, 1992 | STEVE ELLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura High football Coach Harvey Kochel was charged Friday by the Ventura County district attorney's office with seven felony counts of sexual misconduct with a minor. Kochel, 48, allegedly had a nine-month sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female student from Ventura High. The student was 15 when the misconduct first occurred Jan. 1, 1992, according to the district attorney's office. Each of the seven counts involves the student, whose identity has not been disclosed.
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