PHILADELPHIA, PA (NBC News 10) – Philadelphia police accused a volunteer soccer coach illegally in the United States of fathering a child with a teenager who came to him for a job.
Philadelphia police announced statutory rape charges Thursday against Francisco Prado-Contreras of South Street.
DHS alert police to the report of a 15-year-old girl with a 7-month-old child who could belong to Prado-Contreras, police said.
Prado-Contreras was a family friend of the girl’s and volunteered to coach her soccer team at the popular Capitolo Playground in South Philly, police said.
She came to him in September 2015 asking for a job helping him clean houses, investigators said. Instead of offering the girl a job, Prado-Contreras had sex with the girl on five occasions, giving the girl money each time, police said.
The girl learned of her pregnancy about a month later, police said.
Prado-Contreras remained jailed in Philadelphia Police custody Friday on $750,000 bail. Court records listed no attorney who could comment on the accusations.
ICE officials told NBC10’s Lauren Mayk that Prado-Contreras, a Mexican citizen, is illegally living in the United States. He was apprehended in August of 2001 upon re-entering the United States and voluntarily returns to Mexico but at some point after re-entered the U.S.
The Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department said Prado-Contreras had no affiliation with the organization.