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Charges Filed Against Former Coach

(La Porte, IN) - He was a coach in La Porte when he allegedly couldn’t keep his hands off one of his students. Lorenzo Medrano is charged in La Porte Circuit Court with child seduction.


According to court documents, Medrano was a coach for the color and winter guard programs at La Porte High School when he allegedly had a crush on a 16-year old girl.


The girl told police he touched her sexually outside of her clothing practically every day during the 2019 season. Other allegations include Medrano telling the girl she was hot, asking her out to the movies, and inviting her to shower in his motel room during trips to out of state tournaments with the squad.


Medrano drove to LaPorte from his home in Chicago to be a color and winter guard coach.


The investigation indicates Medrano was fired in March of last year.


According to police, Medrano insisted his relationship with the girl was that of a teacher and student.


At least one witness reported overhearing him ask the girl out to the movies while other people said Medrano made flirtatious comments to other students.


As a result of these alleged crimes, Medrano could face an up to two and a half year sentence on the level 6 felony charge.

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