High school soccer coach arrested for trafficking teen girls


High School soccer coach Elan Daniel Seagraves, 34, of Sacramento, was taken into custody Christmas morning on charges related to human trafficking and pimping of a minor, according to the Sacramento County sheriff’s office. He also worked as a ride-share driver.

The call came into 9-1-1 just before 3 a.m. Monday from a scared 17-year-old girl who said she was a victim of sexual assault and was being forced into human trafficking, the sheriff’s department said. She said she was hiding in the backyard of a home in south Sacramento County and that the person forcing her into human trafficking was waiting for her in a vehicle nearby.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they found Seagraves and another 17-year-old girl in a vehicle. Officers determined both teens were victims of human trafficking, officials said.

Seagraves worked as a soccer coach at Kennedy High School in Sacramento and was also a coach and referee in various youth soccer leagues in the area, deputies said.

He is being held in Sacramento County Jail in lieu of $2 million bail.

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