Fontana Youth Softball Coach Joel Sanchez Madrigal Arrested for Alleged Sex with 12-Year-Old Girl

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Fontana Youth Softball Coach Joel Sanchez Madrigal Arrested on Suspicion of Molesting 12-Year-Old Girl

Fontana Youth Softball Coach Joel Sanchez Madrigal Arrested on Suspicion of Molesting 12-Year-Old Girl

Nov 29, 2023

Law enforcement officials have arrested an area man who worked as a youth softball coach on allegations that he sexually abused a 12-year-old girl.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department officials placed Joel Sanchez Madrigal, 47, of Fontana in custody Sunday after receiving reports that someone had sexually assaulted the girl, according to Fox 11.

The youth softball coach was booked at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga on the following charges:

  • Suspicion of contacting a minor to solicit sex
  • Lewd acts with a child under 14 years old by force
  • Attempted sexual penetration with a foreign object with a child under 14 years old by force

Madrigal was subsequently released on $120,000 bail, according to multiple media reports. KTLA 5, however, reported that Madrigal was released from custody without bail on Monday.

Fox 11 also noted that it was unclear whether the alleged victim was an athlete Madrigal had coached.

Given Madrigal’s position as a youth softball coach, authorities believe there may be more sexual abuse victims and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying any additional children who may have been victimized.

Anyone with information about a sex crime committed by local youth softball coach Joel Sanchez Madrigal, or any identified victims, is urged to contact the Fontana Sheriff’s Station at 909-356-6767. Those who wish to remain anonymous may submit tips online or by calling 1-800-782-7463.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Arrested 2nd Softball Coach Accused of Sexual Abuse in 2021

In September 2021, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department officials arrested a man who worked as a girls softball coach on multiple child sexual abuse charges.

Antonio Heriberto Galindo, 41, who also worked as a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy, was booked on the following charges:

  • Contacting a minor with intent for sex
  • Oral copulation with person under 18
  • Sexual penetration against the victim’s will

Galindo was subsequently charged with additional counts:

  • Two counts of sexual penetration of a person under 18
  • One count each of oral copulation of a person under 18
  • Sexual battery by restraint

Galindo was relieved of duty shortly after his arrest, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

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