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High school coach arrested for sexual relationship with student in Simi Valley

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Simi Valley Police Department
Bijan Nickroo II, 32, of Simi Valley.

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. -- An assistant football coach was arrested for engaging in sexual acts with an underage student in Simi Valley on Monday.

Simi Valley Police Department arrested Bijan Nickroo II, 32, of Simi Valley for computer facilitated luring and solicitation of a child and oral copulation of a person under 16-years-old.

On Friday, Simi Valley Police Department School Resource Officer responded to a Child Abuse Investigation related to a Simi Valley High School student.

Based on the preliminary investigation, the School Resource Officer completed a crime report and forwarded the case to the Simi Valley Police Department Detective Bureau.

Nickroo was employed by the Simi Valley Unified School District at Simi Valley High School as an assistant Football and Lacrosse coach along with Yard Supervisor between June 2012 and December 13, 2019.

During the investigation, detectives found that Nickroo engaged in sexual acts with a fourteen-year-old student.

Nickroo is suspected of being in regular contact with a large number of students on social media.

Detectives have determined that Nickroo set up a fake profile that he used to successfully solicit pornographic selfies from students, many of which officials are still attempting to identify.

The minors attend a variety of schools in the local area, but appear to be primarily from Simi Valley High School.

Simi Valley Unified School District provided the following statement:

"On December 16, the Simi Valley Police Department arrested Bijan Nickroo due to an inappropriate relationship with a minor student. Bijan Nickroo has been employed by the Simi Valley Unified School District since June 2012. He served as a lacrosse and football coach and was also a yard duty, all at Simi Valley High School. 

The SVUSD takes each and every reported act of misconduct seriously and is committed to aggressively pursuing any allegation to determine the truth and, if necessary, initiate the appropriate disciplinary or administrative measures. Last week, as soon as school and district administrators were advised of the allegations by the SVPD, Bijan Nickroo was immediately placed on administrative leave for the alleged misconduct. 

The SVPD has responsibility for the ongoing investigation. The school and district administration have and will continue to fully cooperate with the SVPD’s investigation. Due to the legal constraints, which include the privacy protections due our students and confidential personnel matters, the details of this investigation and the minor victims cannot be disclosed. When the charges are filed, this case will be determined in a court of law.

We wish to reassure all of our parents and guardians that the school and district have and will continue to take every precaution to ensure the safety of students and staff at our schools. Every parent deserves to know that their children are safe and treated with the utmost concern when they are at our schools; this is the foundational principle for providing a good public education. We hold this value at the highest possible level and will continue out work to uphold it."

Jake Finch, Coordinator Public Relations and Resource Development

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with any additional information is encouraged to contact Detective Casey Nicolson at 805-583-6961.

Nickroo is currently in custody at the Ventura County Pre-Trial Facility and being held on a $500,000 dollar bail.

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