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Former coach, foster dad makes plea deal in molest case

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From page A2 | February 04, 2014 |

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Cristan Rooms. Enterprise file photo

An Esparto man facing 90 child-molestation charges made a plea agreement Monday that’s expected to result in a 30-year state prison sentence, according to the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office.

Cristan James Rooms, 32, pleaded no contest to 12 counts of child sexual assault, in exchange for which prosecutors agreed to dismiss the remaining charges, officials said. Rooms is scheduled to be sentenced March 17 at 3 p.m. in Yolo Superior Court Judge Stephen Mock’s courtroom.

Rooms’ attorney, Shannon Baker, could not be reached for comment about the plea deal.

Yolo County sheriff’s investigators arrested the former soccer coach and foster parent of a 6-year-old boy in December 2011 following an investigation into allegations involving another boy, 13, from Solano County.

The list of charges later grew to include five alleged victims, boys ages 9 to 13, who reported being molested by Rooms over a five-year time span. Authorities said the foster child was interviewed but did not report being a molest victim.

One of the alleged victims testified during a Feb. 1, 2013, preliminary hearing that Rooms befriended him at his Vacaville school, where Rooms was employed as a computer technician, when the boy was in sixth grade. He said Rooms masturbated, diapered him and showered with him dozens of times at the defendant’s Esparto home.

Rooms has been held at the Yolo County Jail in lieu of $12 million bail during his pending court case.

— Reach Lauren Keene at [email protected] or 530-747-8048. Follow her on Twitter at @laurenkeene

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