Track coach sent to prison

BELLFLOWER - A former Bellflower High School track and girls' basketball coach was sent to state prison for 28 years this week for molesting a teenage girl over a five-year span starting when she was 13.Deputy District Attorney Jessica Tillson said 49-year-old Bryan E. Shepherd was sentenced by Norwalk Superior Court Judge Peter Espinoza. Although Shepherd was a high school coach, authorities said the crimes did not occur at the school. The victim was molested from the time she was 13 in 2005 until she was 17 in 2010.

********** Published: March 28, 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 50