Community sickened by arrest of Novato High School track coach for sex crimes

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NOVATO (KRON) — A popular and well-liked coach at Novato High School is under arrest for sex crimes with a former student.

Marin County sheriff’s officials said the man was arrested Thursday night at the Oakland airport. Parent said they are sickened by the incident.

Novato High School students told KRON 4 their coach, Steven Deschler, was well-liked and well-respected as a track and field coach. And they said it is difficult to believe he could victimize anyone.

But the 64-year-old Novato resident has been arrested on multiple felonies, involving having an unlawful sexual relationship with a former student.

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