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Volleyball coach accused of mistreatment of minors

Juan Ramón Hernández Lozano

By The Star Staff

The San Juan Criminal Investigations Corps’ Division of Sexual Crimes and Child Abuse arrested Juan Ramón Hernández Lozano, 55, a resident of Carolina, on Monday afternoon on charges of mistreatment of a minor while exercising his functions as a girls’ volleyball coach at a school in the San Juan area.

According to the police investigation, on July 21, 2020, Hernández Lozano sent messages to a 15-year-old, whom he trained, in which he made reference to obscene behavior.

The case was consulted with prosecutor Irisel Collazo of the Specialized Prosecutor’s Office, who gave instructions to file charges for child abuse (Article 59) under Law 246.

The accused was brought before Judge Glen Velázquez, who determined probable cause by setting a bond of $30,000, which Hernández Lozano posted, and issued a protection order.

The preliminary hearing was scheduled for Jan. 25.

Agent Aidalis Plaza, from the San Juan Area Specialized Division for Sexual Crimes, investigated.

It should be noted that months after the aforementioned events, in the Caguas area, Hernández Lozano was subjected to similar charges for allegedly committing lewd acts and mistreatment of minors against two other adolescents, aged 15 and 16, for which he has been under electronic supervision since last year.

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