California coach arrested in Jeffco on luring charge

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By Emile Hallez

A California volleyball coach was arrested April 8 in Jefferson County on suspicion of Internet luring of a child.

Kyle Kvasnicka, 30, who was the head coach of the women’s volleyball team at Concordia University in Irvine, Calif., is suspected of sending numerous sexually explicit messages to an undercover investigator posing as a 15-year-old girl.

After Internet investigator Mike Harris confronted Kvasnicka in an April 7 phone call, the coach reportedly resigned from his position, boarded a flight to Colorado and surrendered at the Jefferson County district attorney’s office.

“I am deeply troubled and saddened by the alleged actions of Mr. Kvasnicka and by the affect (sic) that this arrest and resignation have had on the members of our women’s volleyball team and the entire campus,” Concordia University president Kurt Krueger said in an April 14 post to the school’s website.

According to an arrest affidavit, Kvasnicka is accused of contacting the undercover investigator beginning March 17 in a Colorado chat room. Kvasnicka is accused of asking the purported girl to meet him during his recent trip to Denver.

Kvasnicka posted a $10,000 bond and was advised of charges April 15 in county court.


Contact Emile Hallez Williams at emile@evergreenco.com or 303-933-2233, ext. 22. For updates, check www.ColumbineCourier.com.