La Jolla Fencing Coach Accused of Lewd Acts Pleads Guilty

By Sarah Grieco
|  Friday, Sep 14, 2012  |  Updated 6:22 AM PDT
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Vijay Prasad, a former fencing coach at La Jolla Country Day School, pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually assaulting a girl between 2005 and 2007 when she was 14 and admitted to sexually assaulting another underage girl 10 years ago.

Vijay Prasad, a former fencing coach at La Jolla Country Day School, pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually assaulting a girl between 2005 and 2007 when she was 14 and admitted to sexually assaulting another underage girl 10 years ago.

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A former fencing coach at La Jolla Country Day School has pleaded guilty to carrying on an inappropriate relationship with two girls over the last 10 years.

Vijay Prasad, 51, was charged with 13 counts, including sodomy of a person under 16 by a person over 21, and lewd act on a child 14 or 15 years of age.

Prasad, who lives in Carmel Valley, pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a girl between 2005 and 2007 when she was 14 and admitted to sexually assaulting another underage girl 10 years ago, said Deputy District Attorney Elizabeth McClutchey.

It is unknown if the victims were coached by Prasad while he was a fencing coach. 

He will be sentenced on Nov. 16.

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