Fil-Am tennis coach arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting students
RICHMOND, CA — A Fil-Am tennis coach, accused of sexually assaulting his students for years, was arrested this week.
53-year-old Normandie Santos Burgos was arrested Monday, after a five month-long investigation.
But authorities say this sexual assault case is not Burgos’s first.
Burgos had been previously charged for molesting his Marin County students back in 2006, but went free in 2010 when the jury did not arrive at a verdict.
Burgos later went on to establish his own tennis academy, the Burgos Tennis Foundation. Richmond police told BA that they believe Burgos founded the academy under the alias of Antonio.
Reports say that in February, Burgos’s most recent victim — a 16-year-old male — came forward to tell his parents of the misconduct, which started two years ago.
Authorities say they discovered another victim while investigating this case.
Prosecutors are expected to file felony charges against Burgos later this week. He is currently held in county jail under a $1.5 million bail.
Police believe additional victims exist, and are asking anyone with information to call Richmond PD at 510-620-6668.