Former Stockdale, Ridgeview High School girls basketball coach arrested

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A former high school girls basketball coach was arrested on multiple counts of sexual assault of a minor charges.

At about 1 p.m. on July 6, a woman came to the Bakersfield Police Department where she said that in 2011, she was involved in a sexual relationship with a former Ridgeview High School girls’ basketball coach, identified as Keith Lamont Cash Jr, 28, of Bakersfield.

The victim disclosed that the inappropriate relationship began when she was 14 years old and continued for approximately one year, Bakersfield police officials said.

During the investigation Cash Jr. was interviewed and subsequently arrested for multiple counts of sexual assault of a minor.

It was determined that Cash Jr. was employed by the Kern High School District as a girls basketball coach for Ridgeview High School and Stockdale High School from 2011 to 2017. 

Anyone with information regarding this investigation or other inappropriate activity by Keith Cash Jr. is asked to call Detective Casey Grogan at (661) 326-3857 or the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111. 

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