Police: Soccer academy owner faces child seduction charges

Authorities say the owner of a southwestern Indiana soccer academy is facing child seduction charges for allegedly having sexual contact with a girl who was one of his soccer students.

Indiana State Police said 37-year-old Jeremy Michael Tudela of Evansville was arrested Thursday and was being held on $20,000 bond at the Vanderburgh County Jail.

Court records didn’t list a lawyer who could comment on his behalf. The Associated Press sent an email to Tudela Soccer Academy on Friday seeking comment.

Police say they were informed Monday about allegations against Tudela, who owns the academy in Newburgh. They determined that Tudela allegedly had sexual contact with the girl who was younger than 16 on several occasions between November and June. He faces multiple counts of child seduction.

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