What’s up with the Annoyed thing?
Riverside, CA – A 21-year-old assistant football coach at La Sierra High was arrested Friday, Oct. 13, on suspicion of unlawful intercourse with a minor and annoying and molesting a child, both felonies, the Riverside Police Department said.
Windell Thompson was booked into Robert Presley Detention Center, with bail set at $25,000. He has been fired from his coaching job, the police news release said.
Thompson’s mother said in an interview Friday that her son told her that he never had intercourse with the child — who she said is a 14-year-old girl.
The investigation began after La Sierra students made accusations against Thompson, a former La Sierra football player. Detectives determined that Thompson “was having inappropriate contact with various female students at the high school through social media platforms. It was also discovered he had physical contact with at least one of the involved students.”
Eugena Thompson said her son would talk with anyone. He acknowledged to her that the girl touched him sexually, but when he learned that she was 14, he stopped hanging out with her, causing her to become angry, Thompson’s mother said.
“Everyone is surprised,” Thompson said. “Two of his best friends called me, (saying,) ‘That’s not him.’
“He’s not a monster, he’s not a pedophile, he’s not a rapist,” she said.
Thompson’s arrest prompted the Alvord school district, La Sierra High and police to schedule a town hall for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the Performing Arts building at La Sierra High, 4145 La Sierra Ave., Riverside, the police news release said.
Investigators believe there may be victims who have not yet come forward and ask anyone with additional information to call School Resource Officer Edward Vazquez at 951-353-7958 or Detective Paul Miranda at 951-353-7945.
The school district did not immediately respond late Friday afternoon to a request for Thompson’s job title and dates of employment, information that is typically publicly available.