Thursday, November 3, 2022

Eureka High Volunteer Coach Arrested for Alleged Child Sex Abuse

Posted By on Thu, Nov 3, 2022 at 11:12 AM

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A volunteer coach for the Eureka High School boys basketball team was arrested by the Fortuna Police Department Wednesday on suspicion of a series of charges involving the sexual abuse of a child under 14.

Eureka City Schools sent out a news release today stating the district was aware of Nathan Thomas Hentley's arrest. He also served as a  walk-on coach for boys basketball last year.

"Effective immediately, Hentley’s volunteer status and coaching status with ECS is revoked," the release states. "There is an ongoing investigation with the Fortuna Police Department and, at this time, there is no indication of any ECS students being involved."

The district also states that it is in communication with the Fortuna Police Department and asks anyone with information to contact the department at 
(707) 725-7550.

Read the ECS release below:
Eureka City Schools (ECS) is aware of the arrest of Nathan Thomas Hentley. Hentley was a volunteer coach for boys’ basketball at Eureka High School this year and a walk-on coach for boys’ basketball last year. Effective immediately, Hentley’s volunteer status and coaching status with ECS is revoked. There is an ongoing investigation with the Fortuna Police Department and, at this time, there is no indication of any ECS students being involved. ECS is in communication with Fortuna Police Department, as student safety is the District’s top priority. Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Fortuna Police Department at 707-725-7550. All further inquiries should be directed to the Fortuna Police Department.
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