A field hockey coach who admitted to having a sexual relationship with a south bay teenager was sentenced Monday in a Chula Vista courtroom.
Jose Antonio Carrillo, 50, will serve two years in prison and five years on probation for having sex with a minor in 2010.
Carrillo, a former volunteer coach at Bonita Vista High School, must also register as a sex offender.
Carrillo and the teenage girl allegedly had a sexual relationship for about a year before the girl’s aunt became aware of the relationship. He was arrested on July 6 in Chula Vista.
In her testimony, the 16-year-old victim said she has moved on with her life, and she hopes he will too.
"The only reason why this stopped is because he got caught not because he regretted his actions. He used his power of authority, his arrogance and his knowledge of the sport to get what he wanted," a family member said during testimony.
Family members asked the judge to give the maximum sentence and require that Carrillo register as a sex offender, saying he preyed on the teenager and traumatized her in many ways.
Prosecutors called Carrillo a sexual predator, saying he abused his position of trust, knowing it was wrong.
Defense attorneys argued though Carrillo failed to keep his boundaries, he admits he was in love with the victim.
Because she is his only victim and has no prior criminal history, he should not have to register as a sex offender. In the end, Judge Kathleen Lewis had strong words for Carrillo.
"To take that relationship and make it a sexual relationship is something is something I think, is, is horrendous," Lewis said.