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Riverside Youth Soccer Coach Jordan Russell Cohen Pleads Guilty to Sexually Assaulting Children

A youth soccer coach who sexually assaulted a female player and another girl in Riverside pleaded guilty to multiple felony charges.

A youth soccer coach who sexually assaulted a female player and another girl in Riverside pleaded guilty to multiple felony charges.

Jordan Russell Cohen, 29, of Riverside admitted five counts of lewd acts on a child and four counts of sexual penetration with a foreign object in a plea that was entered directly to Riverside County Superior Court Judge John Molloy.

Prosecutors objected to the plea, but Molloy overruled the objection and scheduled a sentencing hearing for Aug. 30 at the Riverside Hall of Justice. He indicated a sentence of two years, eight months in state prison for Cohen.

The defendant remains free on a $20,000 bond.

According to the Riverside Police Department, in January 2020, detectives were informed that Cohen, who previously taught soccer to children in the Orangecrest community, sexually abused a player, on several occasions when she was under 16 years old.

Railsback said that following a two-day investigation, members of the police department’s Sexual Assault-Child Abuse Unit took the coach into custody without incident at his residence on Magnolia Avenue.

Another victim, also not identified, came forward after Cohen’s arrest, but no details were provided regarding the circumstances, including whether she was also a soccer player.

Any other victims or anyone with information about Cohen should immediately contact the Riverside Police Department.

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