The women’s junior varsity soccer coach at Lynn Classical High School faces several sex-related criminal charges involving students last year. Oscar Juarez, 38, of Saugus, is accused of sending unsolicited pornographic images of himself to an 18-year-old student and former player on his team, Essex County District Attorney Paul F. Tucker announced in a press release this week. Juarez also allegedly solicited that student and a juvenile to have a sexual relationship with him. In addition, Juarez is accused of groping another juvenile player, according to Tucker.
Juarez was arrested and arraigned on Monday (Aug. 7) in Lynn District Court. He pleaded not guilty to charges of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14 and distributing pornographic material – both felonies – and reckless endangerment of a child, a misdemeanor. The judge ordered Juarez to be held in the Middleton House of Correction on $10,000 cash bail. He also was ordered to stay away from all victims and witnesses related to the case, to not have any contact with any minors besides his own children and to not possess any dangerous weapons.
Juarez is next due in court on Sept. 7 for a pretrial conference.