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Murrieta Soccer Coach Pleads Not Guilty to Soliciting Minor

Daniel Ryan Kelly, 26, of Temecula, pleaded not guilty to an "arranged meeting with a minor, at or about arranged time and place," court records show.

A Murrieta soccer coach arrested on suspicion of soliciting sex from a minor has pleaded not guilty.

Court records show Daniel Ryan Kelly, 26, of Temecula, pleaded not guilty to an "arranged meeting with a minor, at or about arranged time and place," which is a felony charge. He also pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of annoying and molesting a child.

Kelly, who worked as the junior varsity girls soccer coach at Murrieta Valley High School, was arrested Monday by Murrieta police upon their investigation into his alleged solicitation of a 16-year-old female student athlete.

Kelly also worked for a number of soccer organizations in the Murrieta-Temecula area.

Kelly entered his plea while in custody earlier this week. He released from jail Wednesday after posting $25,000 bail, sheriff's jail records indicate.

He is due in court again Feb. 6.

A pdf document of the criminal charges filed against Kelly is attached.

Brenda February 05, 2013 at 09:31 AM
Imperfect Man 4:42 pm on Friday, February 1, 2013 I agree with your statement Imperfect Man and feel for both the men and the girls. I feel for the girls doing these things, and wondering what happened, what is lacking that they need to go into these hypersexual relationships. With guys 18 and over. Why do the 18+ guys not have more sense then get involved in that knowing that their life literally hangs on a thread by the feelings of a young girl that can flip flop from day to day. One day she is crazy for you, the next saying she can hang you if she tells or has a friend tell. Another recent article/police/arrest/charged man is going through the same thing. What is different is that the girl or victims friend went and told someone at the school. So now, you have some heresay, then the girl of course is taken into the office and is asked if its true, with the police and CPS there, and whoever else they drag in. Now does the girl say yes its true to save face with all her friends she told this story to?? And her parents are not embarrassed that their precious sweet daughter who has been climbing all over this coach could possible lie? Or does she perhaps tell the true story(I dont know what that is, example here) that nothing happened and she made it up to have her friends think she was even cooler, and more popular, and get more attention?
elizabeth April 19, 2013 at 05:38 PM
Unless this coach lived in a rabbit hole, I'm pretty sure that he was aware that any inappropriate messages, talks, touches, texts were likely to land him in very hot water. Brenda, your message literally made my mouth drop open. Wow.
Steve Newman April 19, 2013 at 09:16 PM
note original posting date- Feb 1-a little late to the party.
Brenda April 19, 2013 at 10:45 PM
Yeah Feb. Hmm well Elizabeth as I said raising half a dozen daughters and also a few of their friends growing up I think I can say I have heard most of everything, LOL. Some things not great, and I hope at times I was able to put some different thoughts in girls minds about men, boys, and how they can easily get the wrong idea, or in some of these girls cases the right idea. I am just being honest Elizabeth and when 98% of girls would NOT admit to sleeping, flirting, serious petting etc. with someone over 18 to keep them out of trouble that pretty much says it all.
california cookie June 03, 2013 at 11:38 AM
Brenda- almost all of your posts here mention all of the sexting that was going on and I'm wondering where you got that information? Unless I missed something I haven't read anything in an article about him and the student sexting back and forth? If there is an article I would like to read it

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