Former Monterey High cheerleading coach sentenced on sex charges
SALINAS, Calif. –A former Monterey High School volunteer cheerleading coach has been placed on five years of probation for having sex with a minor, among other charges,
Gregory Uvalles, 23, of Freedom pleaded no contest in April to two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, two counts of sending harmful matter to minors, contact with a minor for sexual purposes, and possession of metal knuckles.
Uvalles has no prior criminal record, which the court noted in finding him eligible for probation. He was given what’s called a suspended sentence of seven years in state prison, which means that if he violates the terms of his probation, then he have to serve the seven-year prison term.
Authorities were tipped off after a parent of one of the victim’s friends learned that Uvalles was sending inappropriate sexual images to a minor. That led police to identify several other victims who were currently or previously under his supervision.
Uvalles will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.