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Assistant coach faces three felony sex charges

Posted: November 23, 2011 4:41 p.m.
Updated: November 23, 2011 4:41 p.m.

An assistant football coach at Hart High School recently arrested on suspicion of a felony sex charge now faces two additional sex charges in the same case, court documents show.

Nicolas Ovendale, 20, of Valencia, who started this year as Hart's defensive line coach for the school's freshman team and was arrested in Santa Clarita Nov. 10, is now expected to appear in court on a total of three felony sex charges.

Ovendale was initially charged with section 288a(b)(1) of the California Penal Code, which is described as oral copulation on a minor.

The day after the arrest, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department sergeant with the Special Victims Bureau said Ovendale faced two sex charges.

On Tuesday, prosecutors brought the total count of felony charges against Ovendale to three, including two counts of oral copulation on a minor and one count of having sexual intercourse with a minor.

In the felony complaint filed against him at Los Angeles County Superior Court, Ovendale's alleged victim in the case was described as a girl more than three years younger than him.

Prosecutors allege he committed the three sex offenses on Oct. 25.

An unconfirmed but official source told The Signal that the alleged offenses happened off campus.

County records showed Friday Ovendale was released from a Los Angeles County jail after posting $50,000 bail the day he was arrested.

Ovendale played on the Hart High School football team from 2005 to 2008 as both an offensive and defensive lineman.

An online biography, since removed, says Ovendale worked at a local supermarket and was attending College of the Canyons.

He is scheduled to be arraigned on the three charges in San Fernando Superior Court next week.





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