South City football coach arrested on lewd act with minor charge

A South San Francisco high school football coach was arrested Wednesday and charged with committing a lewd act with a minor, police said.

Mark Avery Turner, 38, of Castro Valley was arrested on charges that he committed a lewd act with a 15-year-old girl some time in July in South City.

Turner is the football coach and campus security officer at El Camino High School in South City and also previously coached girls club basketball for several years in the Bay Area, police said.

The lewd act did not occur during the school year or during any school-sponsored event, police said. It is unknown at this time if there are other victims.

The investigation is still in the preliminary stage, police said, and anyone with further information is encouraged to call police at (650) 877-8910.

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