February 25, 2024
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A North County substitute trainer and youth sports activities coach accused of molesting a 13-year-old woman at an Oceanside park pleaded not responsible Monday to 4 felony intercourse crime counts.

Conner Chanove, 27, of Carlsbad, was arrested final week after a lady instructed police she discovered her daughter with a person in a automobile at Guajome Lake Park on Nov. 18.

“The mom observed inappropriate exercise was going down and eliminated her daughter from the automobile and confronted the suspect,” Oceanside police Sgt. Josh Morris stated in a press release.

Chanove was arrested two days later.

On the time of his arrest, Chanove was employed by the Vista Unified College District as an alternative trainer and labored as a coach for the Carlsbad-based all-girls Seaside Water Polo Membership. He was additionally beforehand employed as a lifeguard in Carlsbad and Encinitas, in line with police.

Chanove faces as much as 12 years in state jail if convicted of two counts of lewd acts upon a baby, and one depend every of contacting a minor with the intent of committing a sexual offense and attending and organized illicit assembly with a minor.

He was initially held on $1 million bail, however bail was reset Monday to $325,000. If he makes bail, he can be monitored by GPS and has been ordered to avoid the woman and all faculty grounds.

In a press release issued final week, the Vista Unified College District stated, “We’re appalled by the thought that somebody trusted to work with our youngsters would betray their belief and innocence. Please be assured that this grownup won’t be on any campus within the district and that our administrative group will cooperate totally with legislation enforcement to make sure that justice is served.”

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.