Tennis Coach Arrested on Suspicion of Committing Lewd Acts with Student
Photo: Sayed Amir
FREMONT — Authorities are continuing an inquiry involving a tennis coach following his arrest on suspicion of committing lewd acts. The coach was arrested based on allegations concerning a minor who was his student as recently as last month.
Detectives started an investigation after receiving a report of sexual misconduct involving the coach and one juvenile girl. The alleged victim who lives in Fremont was taking private tennis lessons with him.
The alleged crimes occurred during the month of March. “The activity is believed to have occurred primarily within the city of Fremont,” police said in a prepared statement.
Investigators were able to corroborate evidence, which culminated in the arrest of 26-year-old Sayed K. Amir, a resident of Hayward. Amir was taken into custody March 26 at 2:30 p.m. on Stoneridge Drive in Livermore.
Amir was transported and booked at Santa Rita Jail located in Dublin, but he is no longer in police custody.
Fremont detectives presented the case against Amir to the Alameda District Attorney’s Office on March 27. Amir was subsequently charged with five felony counts of committing lewd acts upon a child.
The investigation is active and remains open. There is presently no evidence of any additional victims. However, authorities are continuing to pursue all leads due to the nature of this case. Anyone with information can call Fremont senior detective Tony Holguin at 510-790-6900 or email him at Aholguin@fremont.gov.