NYC soccer coach allegedly raped, sexually abused teens

Posted at 11:08 PM, Dec 17, 2019

A Queens soccer coach allegedly raped and sexually abused teenage boys and girls in Queens over a months-long period, officials said.

Harrison Torres' alleged victims were 13, 14 and 15 at the time, Acting Queens District Attorney John Ryan said Tuesday. The alleged assaults happened between July 2018 and September 2019.

“This case is every parents’ nightmare – a coach gains their trust and then betrays them in the most vile ways to feed his own sick, sexual desires," Ryan said. This defendant is accused of forcing one boy against a wall and molesting him. The defendant is also alleged to have had both oral, anal and vaginal sex with teen boys and girls in his home and other locations. The defendant will be held accountable for these alleged actions. He now faces a lengthy term of incarceration.”

Anyone who suspects their child may have been victimized by Torres is urged to contact police.

The soccer coach is accused of recording the sex acts, officials said. Police recovered multiple videos. The alleged sex acts happened at a Queens school and at Torres' own home.

Torres faces up to 50 years in prison if he's convicted.

This article was written by Aliza Chasan for WPIX .