King County prosecutors contend Omar Urrutia sent sexually explicit text messages to the girl and also propositioned a Kent Police detective posing as a 13-year-old. According to charging documents, Urrutia also is suspected of paying another young teen for sex.
Urrutia, a Bellevue resident recently employed as a football coach at Franklin High School, has been charged with attempted child rape and communication with a minor for immoral purposes. A Seattle Public Schools spokeswoman said Urrutia's contract with the district expired at the end of football season and will not be renewed.
Filing charges earlier this month, prosecutors claimed Urrutia attempted to arrange a three-way sexual encounter with two 13-year-old girls, one of whom was actually an undercover detective. Urrutia was purportedly arrested after arriving at the Renton Transit Center for that "date."
In late October, the 13-year-old's mother discovered a series of sexually explicit text messages between Urrutia and her daughter, the Kent detective said in court documents.
In the messages, the detective continued, Urrutia also discussed paying the girl for sex and providing her with alcohol and drugs. According to charging documents, Urrutia, 35, signed each text message "Coach ~O~," though he claimed to be seven years younger than his actual age.
The girl later told police she met Urrutia in an Albertson's grocery parking lot after a friend asked Urrutia for $1. Court documents indicate Urrutia obtained the other girl's phone number and later paid her for sex; her age is not given in charging documents.
According to charging documents, the 13-year-old visited Urrutia's home on one occasion. She said she felt Urrutia was "creepy" and nicknamed him "Weirdo" in the mobile phone she was using.
"She said she never had sexual contact with Urrutia, although he continually inquired about it and was willing to pay for it," the detective told the court.
At one point, the girl and her friend considered robbing Urrutia of his money and car, but did not attempt to do so, the detective added.
After the girl's mother contacted police, the Kent detective contacted Urrutia, posing as a friend of the girl's.
Recounting text message exchange in court documents, the detective said she described herself as a 13-year-old and discussed school before Urrutia offered to pay both girls to have sex with him.
The detective then arranged to meet Urrutia at the Renton Transit Center. Urrutia was arrested there on Oct. 29.
According to charging documents, Urrutia initially claimed he'd gotten disoriented after visiting a nearby grocery store to buy watermelon-flavored vodka. The detective claimed Urrutia ultimately admitted he was there to meet the girls but denied any ill intentions.
Questioned about his sexually explicit text exchanges with the 13-year-old, Urrutia claimed he was discussing "spitting or swallowing gum" and went on to say he believed the girl was kidding about being 13, the detective told the court.
"When detectives asked Urrutia if he thought he was attracted to younger girls, he replied 'not all the time, no,'" the detective added.
Seattle Public Schools spokeswoman Theresa Whipple said Urrutia's arrest came after the Franklin football season concluded. Urrutia had been with the team one season.
After learning of the allegations, the Franklin High School principal met with the football team and cheer squad, Whipple said. Any students with concerns were instructed to contact the Kent Police Department, which conducted the investigation.
Charged with attempted second-degree child rape and communication with a minor for immoral purposes, Urrutia has not been jailed in the case. He has not yet entered an initial plea.