Santa Fe tennis coach accused of sex with minor

SANTA FE (AP) – A Santa Fe tennis instructor is facing criminal charges stemming from allegations he carried on a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl.

The New Mexican reported Friday that 28-year-old Victor Hugo Villarreal II was released July 8 from Santa Fe County jail on $25,000 bond.

Villarreal faces two felony counts of criminal sexual penetration of a child between the ages of 13 and 18 and one misdemeanor count of enticement of a child.

Villarreal is an instructor at First Serve New Mexico, a nonprofit that provides tennis lessons for more than 100 students from third through 12th grades.

According to a police affidavit, the victim’s mother found text messages on her daughter’s cellphone that indicated an inappropriate relationship.

The victim told police she and Villarreal had sex multiple times. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

blog comments powered by Disqus