Former Richmond Football Coach Charged With 16 Sex Crimes Against Minors

Former coach hit with heavy allegations.

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    Richmond police say they are looking for more alleged victims of the high school football coach.

    A San Lorenzo man who used to coach football at Richmond's Kennedy High School has been charged with sex crimes against minors, according to reports.

    Barron Edwards, 51, coached football at the Richmond school in the 1980s and 1990s, according to the Contra Costa Times. He was charged Tuesday with 16 felony sex crimes, allegedly committed against two minors.

    He was charged with three counts of rape, 12 counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 14, and one count of lewd and lascivious acts on a child aged 14 or 15.

    He faces a prison sentence of 79 years to life if convicted of all crimes, prosecutors told the newspaper.

    No details on the victims' identities -- including names or genders -- are being released, according to authorities.

    Edwards last served as the varsity football coach at Kennedy in 2004 and 2005. He was arrested last week and remains in jail on $21.2 million bail.

    The sheriff's office is also looking if there were additional victims, the newspaper reported.

    Edwards has not entered a plea, according to reports. He is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday.