An ex-coach at Dobson High School has been charged with abusing students and another with failure to report.
Ex-Coach at Dobson High School Charged with Failure to Report Sex Abuse of Players by Other Coach
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A former assistant basketball coach at Dobson High School in Mesa has been charged with failing to report sexual abuse of two minor basketball players by another former coach.
On March 12, the Arizona Attorney General’s Office announced that Joshua Bribiescas has been indicted on two felony counts of failure to report. In the February 11 indictment, Bribiescas is accused of having knowledge in 2018 that two underage players from the team were victims of sexual abuse by another ex-coach.
According to the indictment, Bribiescas allegedly knew that between August 1, 2018, and December 31, 2018, fellow junior varsity coach Kyler William Ashley had sexually abused two players on the team.
As a coach for the girls’ junior varsity basketball team, Bribiescas was considered a mandatory reporter of child abuse in Arizona. He allegedly knew that he had a legal duty to immediately report the abuse but failed to do so.
On February 12, 2020, Ashley was convicted of three counts of attempting to commit sexual conduct with a minor and one count of luring a minor for sexual exploitation. He was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison.