February 22, 2024
An Oceanside Police Cruiser. Photograph by Chris Stone

A 27-year-old substitute instructor and youth sports activities coach was behind bars Tuesday after allegedly getting caught molesting a 13-year-old lady at an Oceanside park.

Conner Chanove of Carlsbad was arrested Monday evening, two days after the alleged acts of kid molestation at Guajome Regional Park, in response to the Oceanside Police Division.

The kid’s dad and mom reported the crime Saturday upon discovering her in a parked automobile with Chanove, OPD Sgt. Josh Morris mentioned.

“The mom observed inappropriate exercise was going down and eliminated her daughter from the automobile and confronted the suspect,” Morris mentioned.

Detectives tried to find Chanove that day however have been unable to search out him.

On the time of his arrest, Chanove was employed by Vista Unified Faculty District as an alternative instructor and labored as a coach for the Carlsbad-based all-girls Seaside Water Polo Membership. He beforehand has been employed as a lifeguard in Carlsbad and Encinitas, in response to police.

Chanove was booked into county jail in Vista on suspicion of lewd and lascivious acts with a baby underneath age 14, luring a minor for sexual functions and arranging a gathering with a juvenile for lewd functions. He was being held on $1 million bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Monday.