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SHHS Coach Arrested for Lewd Acts with a Minor

Following reports from the mother of a female 14-year-old Sunny Hills High School (SHHS) student and a police investigation, local police placed SHHS boys’ JV basketball coach Elijah Kim (30, Fullerton) under arrest for committing lewd and lascivious acts with a minor under the age of 15-years-old.

The mother of the student contacted the school on Friday, January 10, to report that her daughter may have had unwanted inappropriate contact with Kim. SHHS staff immediately contacted the Fullerton Police Department to report the information they had received.

Fullerton Police School Resource Officers, as well as Fullerton PD Detectives, began an investigation into the allegations. Based on their investigation, at approximately 3:45 on January 10, detectives placed  Kim under arrest.

Elijah Kim (30, Fullerton)

In addition to coaching basketball at SHHS, Kim is a substitute teacher within the Fullerton Joint Union High School District.

Kim was transported to the Fullerton City Jail where he is being held in lieu of $20,000 bail.

Detectives believe it is possible there are additional victims who have yet to come forward. Anyone with further information, or anyone who believes they may have had inappropriate contact with Kim in the past, is encouraged to contact Fullerton Police Detective Zuniga at (714) 738-5361.

Those wishing to provide information anonymously can call the Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1(855) TIP-OCCS or you can visit their website at www.occrimestoppers.org.

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