NEW YORK CITY, New York (Brooklyn Paper) – A serial sexual predator will spend 4 years behind bars for molesting 2 underage kids, including a 9-year-old boy he coached in a Midwood soccer league.
Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Barry Warhi hit 41-year-old Pablo Pineda with a 4 year prison sentence and 5 years’ post-release supervision on Wednesday following his guilty plea to abusing the 2 kids earlier this month, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office.
While working as a youth soccer coach from July of 2017 until April of the following year, Pineda repeatedly molested a child athlete in the bathroom of Friends Field on Avenue L and E. Fourth Street, according to prosecutors.
The pedophile’s scheme lasted until the victim’s mom found text messages from Pineda on the child’s phone asking the boy to go to the movies without telling his mom, authorities said.
Police cuffed Pineda the following day and searched the predator’s phone — revealing inappropriate messages sent to a teenage relative, who he also abused, prosecutors said. Brooklyn’s top prosecutor blasted the defendant for violating the trust of 2 kids who he was supposed to mentor.
"This defendant’s actions are upsetting and shocking betrayals of trust," said Eric Gonzalez. "This defendant molested a boy on his team and his own relative, who both had every expectation to believe they'd be safe with him."
The defendant formally pleaded guilty on September 10 to 2nd-degree course of sexual conduct against a child, forcible touching, 2 counts of endangering the welfare of a child and failure to register as a sex offender.
The New York Post also reported:
Pineda’s record includes a 2005 arrest in Texas on charges of sex abuse of a child, an offense that led to him becoming a registered sex offender, the sources said. He was deported in 2009 but it remains unclear when and how he returned to the United States.