Garces high school coach accused of sex with 17-year-old girl

Garces high school coach accused of sex with 17-year-old girl
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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — An assistant coach for the freshman baseball team at Garces Memorial High School has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with a 17-year-old female student.

Police announced the arrest of 25-year-old Jon Aleczander Sweet on Tuesday, and the Diocese of Fresno soon followed with confirmation that Sweet, listed as "Alec Sweet" on the school's website, is a staffer at Garces.

Police said Sweet and the girl have had a sexual relationship for nearly three months. Sweet was also found in possession of several nude photographs of the girl, police said.

Police didn't release information on how the man and girl met.

Sweet faces possible charges of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor and sexual exploitation of a child.

Anyone with additional information for investigators is asked to call Detective John Rodrigues at (661) 326-3870.