Sunday, September 04, 2011

California Coach Faces More Charges - Updated

(Napa, California) While out on bail, Christa Tharp, now reported to be 38 years old, was ordered not to have any contact with her 16-year-old female victim.

Tharp apparently couldn't stay away from the girl, called Jane Doe in court documents, and was arrested again last week for violating the terms of her release. She also failed to comply with a restraining order.
According to authorities, Tharp met Jane Doe and another 16-year-old girl at Napa Valley College on Aug. 15 at a motel in Cordelia on Aug. 26 and at Tulocay Cemetery on Aug. 30.

Jane Doe and the other girl, who acted as an intermediary, skipped school to meet with Tharp while the former coach was out on $100,000 bail, authorities said.

Tharp allegedly kissed and hugged Jane Doe at each meeting, police said in court documents. She also allegedly contacted her via telephone and text messages.
The prosecution is seeking an increase in bail.

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California Coach Accused of Sex with Juvenile
[Previous 7/27/11 post]
(Napa, California) A 33-year-old softball coach at Napa High School, Christa Rene Tharp, has been accused of engaging in an "ongoing sexual relationship" with a juvenile she met while coaching a youth softball team.

Police reportedly "received information" of inappropriateness and interviewed the alleged victim who confirmed that there was a relationship. The gender of the victim has not been reported. Readers may speculate.
Tharp was arrested on suspicion of oral copulation with a person under the 18 years of age, contacting a minor with the intent to commit a sexual offense, molesting a child under 18 years of age and sending harmful matter to a minor with the intent to seduce, police said.
Tharp was booked into custody at the Napa County Jail and subsequently released. Note that police said there may be more victims.

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