High school soccer coach arrested in Titusville on allegations of sex battery of child on his team

Anthony Lee Gonzales, 43, of Titusville, faces 7 felony counts

Anthony Lee Gonzales (Brevard County Sheriff's Office)

TITUSVILLE, Fla. – A 43-year-old high school soccer coach was arrested in Titusville on allegations of sexual battery of a child on his team, police announced Friday.

Anthony Lee Gonzales, 43, of Titusville, was arrested on seven felony counts of sexual battery of a juvenile in custodial control.

Brevard County Public Schools said Gonzales was the junior varsity girl’s soccer coach at Titusville High School.

Titusville police said preliminary evidence shows that Gonzales had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a child whom he was coaching.

Titusville police and officials with BPS are seeking information about the relationship and encouraging any possible victims to call police at 321-264-7800.

BPS spokesman Russell Bruhn said Gonzales was “terminated as a community coach.”

“BPS is thankful to Titusville police for their quick investigation and arrest in this case,” Bruhn said in a statement.

Gonzales is being held in Brevard County Jail without bond, according to police.

An investigation is ongoing.

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