Office of Constable Ryan Gable
Montgomery County Constable’s Office, Precinct 3
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Softball Coach arrested for sexual assault of a child
Within the first few days of the new year Montgomery County Constable Office Pct. 3 has arrested a softball coach, entrusted to care for our children, instead has sexually assaulted children in Montgomery County.
Juan “Manny” Corona, known to kids as Coach Manny has been coaching softball for over 17 years and the last 10 in Montgomery County. He has coached and the past couple of years would give private lessons at the South Montgomery County Softball League located off Pruitt Road.
Corona had been entrusted by parents even to pick up their children from school to take them to private lessons. These are the times that the sexual assaults would occur. During the sexual assaults, Corona would make threats that something would happen to them or they could not play for the team if the child told anyone. The victim is 14, and due to restrictions as it relates to juveniles, we are limited in the information we are willing to share. The last thing we want to do is to give any information that would lead to the identity of the victim in this case.
Over the course of 10 years, he has had contact with many children in Montgomery County.
We are however reaching out to the public and especially anyone that had Coach Manny as a coach in an attempt to find any other victims from his past. We have seen from working these cases that it is very rare that they only target one child. We would like to thank the media for getting this information out to the public so that we may find justice for victims. We also would like to thank Children’s safe harbor for their hard work in this case as well.
Parents always have understandable concerns to minimize these horrible events. If your child is going to an event, coaching, or instruction, and you are able, go with your child; if you are unable to go to the instruction, make sure that your child is never alone with the instructors.
Even in this case when other students, friends or family were around the assaults did not happen. Make sure to create that open dialog with your child to try to make them as comfortable as possible to talk when these things happen. Child predators are con artists, manipulators and they will manipulate both the parent and the child to gain that trust.
Juan “Manny” Corona is a 44-year-old Hispanic male. He was booked into Montgomery County Jail on January 3rd after serving a warrant at his residence. He has been charged with three counts of Sexual assault of a child and has a $100,000 bond.
Anyone having information on this case or any other victims please call our office at 281-364- 4211 and speak to any of the Detectives.
Released by: Captain Dan Zientek