Youth sports coach accused of molesting children for decades

Posted at: 07/22/2013 11:50 AM
Updated at: 07/23/2013 10:58 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

Sevedo Lujan, 52, is accused of having sex with a minor.
Sevedo Lujan, 52, is accused of having sex with a minor.

SANTA FE -- A former foster parent and youth sports coach is behind bars on child rape charges, and Santa Fe police believe he has been molesting children for more than 30 years.

According to Celina Westervelt of the Santa Fe Police Department, 52-year-old Sevedo Lujan confessed to having sex with two female victims, who were juveniles at the time of the crime, and molesting another juvenile female as well.

Westervelt said there is indication that Lujan molested other children. Lujan was once a foster parent and a coach of youth football in Pecos and basketball in Santa Fe.

Detectives believe the offender may have been victimizing individuals since 1979. Investigations show his target demographic seems to be children ages 6-13. His most recent victim alleges the rape happened about a year ago.

Santa Fe police are asking individuals who may have been abused by Lujan to come forward.

Lujan is being held in the Santa Fe County Jail on a warrant for two counts of criminal sexual penetration and one count of Criminal Sexual Contact. His bond is set at $100,000 cash only.