Santa Clara County

San Jose Wrestling Coach Arrested on Suspicion of Child Molestation

A San Jose wrestling coach was arrested Thursday on suspicion of child molestation, San Jose police said.

The suspect, 34-year-old Marc Alquiza, of San Jose, was arrested on two felony counts of lewd acts with a minor and booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail, according to the San Jose Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children task force.

Alquiza, the wrestling coach at Independence High School as well as for a summer youth wrestling club that practices at the high school, committed a lewd act last month against a 14-year-old female on the summer wrestling club, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Detective Sgt. Spears in the San Jose Police Department's Sexual Assaults Unit at 408-537-1381.

Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 408-947-STOP (7867).

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