Accused coach arrested for sexual misconduct
BULLHEAD CITY – A volunteer assistant wrestling coach has been arrested following an investigation of alleged sexual conduct with female student wrestlers at Mohave High School. Bullhead City police department spokeswoman Emily Fromelt said the probe involving Deven Brenden Lobato, 20, began January 23.
“Detectives discovered that in the months of September and October, 2019, Lobato had reportedly engaged in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female athlete,” a news release stated. “It was reported that the sexual conduct did not occur on school property.”
Lobato was arrested and booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Center on January 24. He is charged with 14 counts of sexual conduct with a minor.
Fromelt said the investigation continues.
- Dave Hawkins