Federal Court Appearance For Broward Cheer Coach Raul Albites Accused Of Inappropriate Relationship With Teen Girl

PLANTATION (CBSMiami) – A former Broward County cheerleading coach accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a teenager was in federal court Monday.

Raul Albites pleaded not guilty to the charges and a judge ruled he would stay behind bars.

Investigators say the 39-year-old, who was a coach for the now closed Broward Elite All Stars gym in Plantation, frequently sent inappropriate text messages to a 14-year-old girl.

The victim admitted what had happened after her mother found the racy texts on her phone.

Albites is charged federally with “enticement of a minor.”

If convicted, he faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and maximum of life in prison.