Police: High school basketball coach accused of sending inappropriate messages to minors, entering girls locker room arrested

Memorial High School basketball coach and paraprofessional with the West New York Board of Education Ariel Alava, 41, was arrested by the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office Special Victims Unit after it was determined he went into the girls' locker room following a game in Jersey City during January of last year.

News 12 Staff

Jan 11, 2023, 11:33 AM

Updated 549 days ago

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A high school basketball coach accused of sending inappropriate messages to minors on social media and entering a girls locker room was arrested on Monday.
Memorial High School basketball coach and paraprofessional with the West New York Board of Education Ariel Alava, 41, was arrested by the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office Special Victims Unit after it was determined he went into the girls locker room following a game in Jersey City during January of last year.
Two 15-year-old female students and a 17-year-old former student have also reported receiving inappropriate social media messages from him between August and October of last year.
Alava is charged with one count of attempted invasion of privacy and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
He has since been removed from his position within the school district and is currently in the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending his first court appearance.


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