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Irvine Soccer Coach Charged With Lewd Conduct With A 15-Year-Old

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A former Irvine soccer coach is facing charges that he had an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old Irvine girl that he met through the soccer club.Ian Matthew Ebert, 26, was a Irvine club and high school soccer coach until very recently when he resigned and moved up to Los Gatos, according to the Orange County Register.

A student reported the allegations to a counselor in the Irvine Unified School District on Monday, prompting an investigation. Ebert was arrested on Thursday, and he is expected in court today, the Los Angeles Times reports. It is believed that Ebert and the girl who was 14 and 15 years old at the had "intermittent" contact.

He has been charged with three felony counts of lewd acts on a child. With those charges, he could face up to four years in prison and have to register as a lifetime sex offender.