A $300,000 arrest warrant has been issued for 52-year-old Joel Kaufman of Orinda, who was charged Wednesday with multiple misdemeanors and felonies, including lewd and lascivious acts on a child younger than 14.
Authorities have not released how Kaufman knew the alleged victims. They say the crimes occurred between 2005 and last year.
Kaufman is the coach of a travelling high school-aged baseball club based in San Jose, but has previously coached Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland, where he led the team to five league titles.
The Contra Costa Times ( http://bit.ly/YpBAzO) reports that Kaufman's attorney did not return a call seeking comment.