- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) - A high school track coach in Surprise accused of groping a girl on the team has pleaded not guilty to sex abuse and aggravated assault.

Maricopa County prosecutors say 35-year-old Gabriel Jesus Campos made his plea during an arraignment hearing Wednesday.

Campos is a track coach at Willow Canyon High School.

He was arrested on March 16 after the 16-year-old student-athlete accused Campos of groping and fondling her.

The incident allegedly occurred at a park in Buckeye during non-school hours.

The girl’s parents notified Buckeye police and Campos was arrested on his way to track practice.

He’s due back in court May 14 for an initial pretrial conference.


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