Who Is Erick Joseph Kristianson? Cheerleading Coach Arrest

Erick Joseph Kristianson
Erick Joseph Kristianson

Erick Joseph Kristianson is a 44 year old man from Antioch, Tennessee. Kristianson worked as a cheerleading coach. Police have accused him of assaulting girls as young as 11 years old in southern California and Florida.

He worked as a cheerleading coach at Magic All-Stars and at Trabuco Hills High School.

Erick Joseph Kristianson Allegations

Erick Joseph Kristianson Arrested. “Erick Joseph Kristianson, 44, of Antioch, Tennessee, was arrested last week in Fargo, North Dakota, on a warrant, the Orange County district attorney’s office said in a statement. He was extradited back to California and was being held without bail on Wednesday, according to an Orange County Sheriff’s Department website. It wasn’t immediately clear whether he had an attorney to speak on his behalf. A message to the DA’s office asking whether he had counsel wasn’t immediately returned.” [MORE]

Kristianson Arrested In 2022. “The Orange County allegations came after he was arrested in Florida in 2022, where he was accused of masturbating on camera to three girls who were part of his competitive cheer club in Daytona Beach, according to the District Attorney’s office. Following his arrest in Florida, local authorities in Orange County were contacted by a former student of Kristianson who said he molested her between the ages of 14 and 16 while he was her cheer coach. Kristianson is accused of molesting five other girls he coached. He took them to off-campus events and his home in order to molest them, officials said in the statement.” [MORE]

Alleged Victim Claimed Kristianson Abused Her From Ages 14-16. “An alleged victim in Orange County came forward to authorities last year when she saw news reports about Kristianson, who was accused of touching himself during a FaceTime call with three girls ages 11 to 13 and allegedly touching the breasts of a 13-year-old girl in Florida, prosecutors said. The alleged victim in Orange County told investigators Kristianson molested her starting when she was 14 when he was her coach, prosecutors alleged. She accused him of picking her up from school or giving her a ride home from practice and molesting her until she turned 16, according to prosecutors.” [MORE]