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Former Gymnastics Coach Arrested for Alleged Sexual Relationship With Teen



    Coach Arrested for Allegedly Having Sex with Teen Girl

    A former gymnastics coach at the Capital Gymnastics National Training Center in Burke, Virginia, was arrested for allegedly having sex with a teenage girl. (Published Saturday, March 23, 2019)

    A Virginia gymnastics coach has been arrested for allegedly having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a teenage girl. 

    Aryan Mazloum-Yazdi, 28, is charged with five counts of taking indecent liberties with a child and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a child, Fairfax County Police said.

    Mazloum-Yazdi was a gymnastics coach at Capital Gymnastics National Training Center in Burke until Saturday, when the center announced it had fired Mazloum-Yazdi. Police said he was arrested Friday at his home in Manassas.

    A police dispatcher said no additional details would be released.

    A phone number for Mazloum-Yazdi could not be located. A woman who answered the phone at the gymnastics school declined to comment.

    But the gymnastics school did release a statement later Satuday, saying it "takes its obligation to provide a safe and healthy environment for its athletes very seriously."

    "Capital Gymnastics will continue to maintain a safe and healthy gym environment for its athletes and shall be vigilant in enforcing related policies," the center said.

    In a news release, police said parents concerned that their child may have had inappropriate contact with Mazloum-Yazdi should contact the Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7845.

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