DANVILLE, Calif. (KRON) – An East Bay cheerleading coach and biology teacher were arrested after he sent a video of himself masturbating to a girl.
Nicholas Moseby, 41, of Concord, used social media to send the young girl pornographic images, according to charges filed Friday by the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office.
Moseby was arrested Wednesday on charges of lewdness with a minor and sending pornography to a minor.
His LinkedIn profile states that he is a fall coach with Nor*Cal Elite San Ramon, an independent youth cheerleading program. Moseby also works as a biology teacher at Diablo Vista Middle School in Danville.
A mother whose daughter is an actress told KRON4, “This is the tip of the iceberg. This man worked in the Tri-Valley for ten years, teaching hundreds of girls, of all ages. Elementary, middle, high school. There is more to say about this story. He is a monster. He is a pedophile. He should not have been employed anywhere.”
The mother said her 16-year-old daughter told her about Moseby, “Everybody knows he’s amazing.” Moseby was his daughter’s coach for four years with Nor*Cal Elite San Ramon.
The spokesperson for the District Attorney’s office, Ted Asregadoo, said the alleged victims were a 14-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl.
“Moseby is charged with two counts of indecency with a child. One minor is 15 years old, and the crime occurred on August 31, 2022. The other is 14 years old and was also the victim of obscene acts and unwanted pornographic images on September 4, 2022,” wrote Asregadoo.
The school district placed Moseby on administrative leave.
“We are shocked and saddened by the news of Mr. Moseby’s arrest and subsequent charges,” the San Ramon Valley Unified School District wrote in a statement to KRON4 Friday. “Student safety is our top priority in SRVUSD. At this time, we are focusing on supporting our employees and families as they deal with these difficult issues. “
Moseby remained behind bars as of Friday morning. He is being held at the Martinez Detention Facility in lieu of $200,000 bail.
School officials said they are communicating with the District Judge’s Office.
The Contra Costa County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigated the incident. Prosecutors said there may be other victims, and anyone with information is urged to call Darryl Holcombe, Senior Inspector with the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office, at 925-957-2200.
The cheerleader’s mother told KRON4, “More parents need to come forward with their stories. Their daughters need to be brave and say, ‘yes, this happened to me.'”
If *Cal Elite provided the following statement to KRON4:
“We are shocked and appalled by the accusation and arrest of Nicholas Moseby. If called upon, we will fully cooperate with any legal investigation. Our thoughts and support go out to the victim and family.
We take this issue very seriously and when we heard about his arrest we took the swift and appropriate action to remove him from our company. We do not tolerate any inappropriate, unsafe, or illegal behavior from our employees especially as it relates to our students.
We are committed to our valued members and will do everything we can to continue to provide and improve the safe and effective teaching that hundreds of students have experienced here for 14 years. “