A youth soccer coach in trouble for his suspected off the field activities with one of his players. The teen victim says his coach molested him for more than a year.
The US Marshals took 44 year-old Joseph Christopher Gianquitti into custody at Swan Park in Port St. Lucie.
The Vice President of the Port St. Lucie Soccer Club was hiding in the clubhouse. When his wife pulled up in the parking lot, he tried to make a run for it but was caught.
After bonding out of jail, no one answered the door at the Gianquitti home Wednesday afternoon.
Neighbors knew very little about him except that he was married with two sons.
Investigators uncovered a lot more when the now 16-year-old alleged victim finally told his parents what was happening.
It started with foot rubbing and graduated to more serious touching, investigators say.
One suspected incident outlined in the arrest affidavit involved a party Gianquitti allegedly held in his home after the Treasure Coast Christian Academy's homecoming dance. The victim claimed he was given a number of drinks and fell asleep on the couch only to wake up and find Gianquitti performing a sex act on him.
The victim's family told investigators Gianquitti was like a "second father" to their son.
Victor Nunes, the president of the Port St. Lucie Soccer Club, released a statement that said in part it "takes these allegations extremely seriously and we will do what we can to assist in any investigation."
Before sending that statement, the president said he's known Gianquitti for years and he had been given a background check.
Gianquitti faces three felony counts of lewd and lascivious behavior.
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