Former McAllen soccer coach arrested for online solicitation of minor

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Oscar Hinojosa (source: Hidalgo County Public Records)

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to show the South Texas Dynamo Jr.’s Academy has no affiliation with the MLS’s Houston Dynamo.

MISSION, Texas (KVEO) — A coach with a McAllen kids soccer team has been terminated from his position following an online incident with a minor.

According to public records, Oscar Eloy Hinojosa, 35, was arrested by the Mission Police Department on Thursday, July 2 for soliciting a minor online.

A police affidavit states Hinojosa sent nude pictures to a 16-year-old girl and also received nude photos from the child through the WhatsApp app.

The report was made to the police by the child’s mother, who found the messages on her daughter’s phone and discovered the conversations between her and her soccer coach.

Messages of the conversation obtained by police reveal that Hinojosa persistently asked the child to send him nude photos.

Hinojosa formerly coached the McAllen Dynamo, a youth team in the South Texas Dynamo Jr.’s Academy. Officials say there is no affiliation with MLS’s Houston Dynamo.

However, Hinojosa is no longer employed with the team following this incident.

The former coach is charged with online solicitation of a minor and remains in jail on a $150 thousand bond.

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