Accused Molester Remains At Large

Police are looking for baseball coach Joel Kaufman of Orinda, who has a warrant out for his arrest.

Joel Kaufman, the Orinda resident accused of multiple counts of molesting two teenage boys, remained at large Thursday morning.

Jimmy Lee, a spokesman for the Orinda Police Department, wrote in an email at 9 a.m. Thursday that Kaufman — who has a warrant issued for his arrest out of Contra Costa County — remained at large.

Kaufman is the head coach of the California Smoke, a traveling baseball club for high school-age boys based in San Jose. He also is the owner of Triple Play U.S.A., a batting cage facility in San Leandro, the Contra Costa Times reported.

If anyone has information on the case, they are asked to call Orinda Police Department at (925) 254-6820.

Jeremy Taylor March 22, 2013 at 01:38 PM
Local police have time to issue speeding tickets to otherwise law abiding residents but can't be bothered to catch real criminals. Typical. - JT
Johnny March 22, 2013 at 02:10 PM
@Clintonista80 Yeah, it's a slippery slope. Because the moral absolute for sexual activity -- both in the general societal sentiment and in the law -- does not require the participants in a sexual relationship to be consenting, competent, adults.
Clintonista80 March 22, 2013 at 03:21 PM
Johnny, not sure exactly what you mean, but I am pretty sure the the law is clear about non-consensual sex between adults (i.e. rape) as well as sex with minors.... But maybe we can expect these categories to get on the bandwagon too, is that what you're saying?
Trenton Gregory March 22, 2013 at 06:18 PM
This act of violence has nothing to do with fingerpointing about sexuality .This molestation is a act of violence against children period.
Trenton Gregory March 22, 2013 at 08:49 PM
One hopes that #1 the children are getting the support without shame and I hope every adult is carefull to speak with there children about his or her feelings each day and how to not become harmed by anyone , a friend or parent included. During this age of posting photos and sharing private details taking the time to talk with your children is still the best defence.


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