The Imperial County District Attorney's Office has filed multiple felony and misdemeanor counts of child molestation against Southwest High School Football Coach Joe Conner.
District Attorney Gilbert G. Otero said that the molestation occurred over a period of several years. Otero said the abuse began for one of the victims when she was in 7th grade and continued through high school. Abuse of a second victim began when she was 11 or 12 years old and continued through high school. Conner is cheduled to be arraigned at the Brawley court on October 23, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.. Otero says his office will ask for $100,000 bail. Otero added , " My office recently created a Special Victims Unit ( SVU ) to prosecute serious and violent crimes against women and children. This case will be handled by SVU and assigned to Deputy District Attornet Jill Cristich."