California Cheerleading Coach Arrested in Florida
- Erick Joseph Kristianson, a former cheerleading coach in Orange County and Florida, faces multiple charges related to child molestation and sexual misconduct with minors.
- Kristianson is accused of gaining access to and molesting multiple young girls, often at off-campus events and his home. These allegations surfaced in 2022 and involve incidents from 2002 to 2008.
- Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer condemns Kristianson’s actions, emphasizing his abuse of trust as a coach. The district attorney’s office believes there may be additional victims.
Former cheerleading coach Erick Joseph Kristianson’s recent arrest has sent shockwaves through the communities he once served.
The 44-year-old, who coached at Orange County cheer club and Trabuco Hills High School in Mission Viejo, now faces an array of charges related to child molestation and sexual misconduct with minors in both California and Florida.
Kristianson’s charges include multiple counts of lewd acts with minors, sexual penetration by a foreign object of a minor, and oral copulation of a person under 16.
The victims, all young girls aged between 11 and 16, were under his coaching supervision at the time of the alleged incidents. It is believed that Kristianson took advantage of off-campus events and his own residence to perpetrate his crimes.
The allegations against Kristianson emerged following his arrest in Daytona Beach, Florida, where he was accused of performing lewd acts on camera to three children and inappropriately touching another.
The investigation into Kristianson’s actions revealed an extensive pattern of abuse dating back to 2002.
Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer has expressed his commitment to holding Kristianson accountable, condemning the former coach for his egregious abuse of trust. The authorities are appealing to the public for more information, suspecting that there may be additional victims.
The Erick Kristianson case is a stark reminder of the dire need for vigilance in our communities, particularly in institutions entrusted with our children’s welfare. Kristianson, once thought to be a respected cheerleading coach, now stands accused of multiple counts of child molestation and sexual misconduct with minors. This a damning indictment of a system that allowed such atrocities to persist in plain sight.
Kristianson, if guilty, represents the most egregious betrayal of these principles. This man was trusted with the responsibility of coaching and mentoring young girls, and instead, he allegedly used his position to exploit and harm them. The fact that his actions continued for years under the radar is not just a failure of Kristianson as an individual but also a failure of the systems in place that should have protected these children.
It’s time for us to reassess our systems, enhance background checks, encourage open communication, and foster an environment where children can speak out without fear. As the district attorney’s office continues its pursuit for justice, let us also pursue a future where no child has to endure such horrors.
May 19, 2023 at 6:53 pm
Why was this obvious pervert hired in the first. Its obvious the proper questions were never asked and the persons that hired him should be fired.
May 20, 2023 at 10:23 am
should have stayed in Californication, where that stuff is still legal
Dwayne E. Clark Sr.
May 21, 2023 at 6:35 am
I hope he get tried in Florida. He will regret the day he was born!!
May 19, 2023 at 7:14 pm
In the first place, why would a man be a young girls cheerleading coach?? If I had a daughter, red flags would be going off if her coach was a man!
May 22, 2023 at 1:09 pm
TRUE DAT – Notice how the media picks and chooses what sick child related cases they follow up on ?? How about CONTINUING WITH THE clintons and Weinstein CHILD ABDUCTIONS AND PERVERSIONS !!!!!!???????? FJB and his sick weirdo misfits administration !!
May 19, 2023 at 8:20 pm
So basically 6 years of people coming forward and another 15 years of investigations meaning he had an extra 21 years to keep doing it without anything being done !!
The justice system is for 💩
Everyone that did basically nothing should be in prison for neglect and dereliction of duty !!
On another note why would you even leave your kid with a guy that looks like this in the first place is another question I have
G R Renner
May 19, 2023 at 10:31 pm
Too many parents look at schools as a babysitter for their kids and don’t do ANY questioning about what is happening.
May 19, 2023 at 10:38 pm
So, I agree that this is child abuse, but why are people not just as mad about the psychological attacks by other leftist teachers??? IE: critical race theory, gender confusion, the “rainbow” agenda, sexualizing curriculum in elementary schools…
These loony leftist (mostly female) teachers brag about this on social media with impunity.
It is time to shut down public school indoctrination and child abuse in any and every form.
May 20, 2023 at 9:59 am
Barak must be so proud. His little boy did do gud ,NO?
May 20, 2023 at 3:57 pm
Should be executed.