Popular High School Coach Pleads Guilty to Sex with Minor
David Robert Freeman, the former Union Mine High School teacher and coach accused of 13 counts of unlawful sexual intercourse or oral copulation with a minor, appeared in court Tuesday morning and pleaded no contest to all 13 charges.
The judge in the case, Daniel B. Proud, then referred the case to the probation department for a recommendation and hearing. Both the hearing and sentencing of Freeman will take place on Dec. 6 at 1:30 p.m...
All the charges date from events in 2009. A Union Mine High School teacher was arrested in January of 2012 on suspicion of statutory rape.
The former varsity baseball coach at Union Mine High School was arrested on felony charges involving alleged sex acts with a former student at the school. David Robert Freeman, 38, was booked into the Placerville jail on one felony count of unlawful sex with a minor and one felony count of sex acts with a minor. According to jail records, Freeman faces separate charges of having sex with a minor and oral copulation with a minor. He was released that same day on $175,000 bail.
Tony DeVille, Union Mine principal, said that Freeman was been placed on administrative leave.
Freeman, in addition to coaching varsity baseball, taught physical education, business and computer classes.
El Dorado Union School District Superintendent Christopher Hoffman said that in addition to coaching varsity baseball, Freeman also coaches junior varsity football and teaches physical education and computer technology. Hoffman did not say how long ago the alleged victim left the school or when the alleged crimes took place.
Union Mine High School Principal Tony DeVille said said Freeman was popular among students and faculty and had been at the school since it was built in 1999.