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Aragon High Coach Suspected of Sexually Assaulting Student Posts Bail

Joshua Tatro was arrested Friday and posted bail later that night.

The coach Friday for allegedly touching a female student inappropriately posted bail later that night and is due back in court in July, a deputy district attorney said Monday.

The arraignment for Joshua Tatro, 25, is scheduled for July 5 at 9 a.m. in South San Francisco court, Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti said.

Tatro posted $25,000 bail at about 8 p.m. Friday after he was taken into custody without incident earlier that day, following a weeks-long investigation into the incident.

Authorities believe Tatro, who has worked as a water polo/swim coach at Aragon High School for the past year, had "inappropriate sexual contact" with a female student.

The student, a juvenile, said that during the past year, Tatro had "touched her inappropriately, according to San Mateo police.

The incident was first reported to school officials, who immediately contacted the San Mateo Police Department.

Tatro, an El Granada resident, was booked into San Mateo County Jail on one count of sexual assault on a minor and one count of lewd acts with a minor.

Guidotti said the district attorney's office hadn't filed charges against Tatro as of Monday morning and her office was still waiting to receive the police report.

Anyone with additional information relative to this investigation and/or the suspect (Tatro) is urged to contact Detective Genny Altwer at (650) 522-7670. Those wishing to provide information anonymously may use the contact information below.

  • SMPD Investigations Bureau: 650-522-7650
  • SMPD Secret Witness Hotline: 650-522-7676
  • Anonymous Text to SMPD: 650-262-3473
  • Anonymous E-Mail to SMPD: sanmateo@tipnow.org
Virginia June 05, 2012 at 08:47 PM
This is not possible. I've known Josh since a child. He's not what this girl is saying he is.
Annette S June 05, 2012 at 09:25 PM
so the victim is lying? ..it's happened before, hopefully victims will not be afraid to come forward though fearing being not believed, ...the Catholic Church had that problem for years...

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