Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Ex-Coach Surrenders In Child Sex Case.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Joshua Akers Journal Staff Writer

A former girls basketball coach at Rio Rancho's Mid-High, accused of having sex with one of his players, turned himself into police Thursday.

Philippe Rodriguez, 23, of Rio Rancho turned himself in to officer John Francis at Rio Rancho's Department of Public Safety headquarters around 4:30 p.m.

An arrest warrant issued for Rodriguez a week ago charges him with four counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor, four counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor, six counts of tampering with evidence and one count of enticement of a child.

He is being held in the Sandoval County jail on a $50,000 cash-only bond, Francis said. …

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