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Camp Coach Accused of Molesting Child



    Police have arrested Xia Wei Li, 29, of Pacific Beach for allegedly molesting a 12 year old girl.

    Li was a coach at a volleyball camp held at the University of San Diego on June 21. Police said he led the San Bernardino girl to a secluded area on campus at 8:30 pm and committed inappropriate sexual acts.

    She later told her parents, who contacted the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department and the information was given to local police, said the San Diego Police Department.

    "We can't say whether there are any more victims out there, but it's certainly something that we're looking into," said Lt. Richard O'Hanlon of the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Division.

    Camp Coach Accused of Molesting Child

    [DGO] Camp Coach Accused of Molesting Child
    Xia Wei Li faces four separate charges related to sex with a minior after his arrest on allegations he molested a 12-year old girl while working as a volleyball camp counselor.
    (Published Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010)

    O'Hanlon said Li also worked at Epic Volleyball Club in Poway from 2006 to 2008 and Coast Volleyball Club in Sorrento Valley from 2007 to 2010.

    Both clubs could not be reached for comment. Li also coached at La Jolla Country Day School on the Junior Varsity Girls' Volleyball team since 2007 and was scheduled to coach again this fall.

    Officials at the school said parents had already been informed of the arrest via email.

    "We've let them know that, in fact, the arrested suspect was a part-time volleyball coach over the last 3 years. He's not currently an employee of the school," said Christopher Schuck, Head of School at La Jolla Country Day School.

    He said Li had passed all the necessary requirements for working with kids.

    "We, like the other organizations are handicapped by only knowing what we know. And we, like they run very thorough checks," said Schuck.

    Li is scheduled to appear in court on Friday August 6. He'll face four separate charges related to sex with a minor.

    Public records show he is not eligible for bail due to an immigration hold.

    Police urged anyone with information to contact the San Diego Police Department's Child Abuse Unit at (619) 531-2260 or Crimestoppers at (888) 580-8477.