HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Former University of Hawaii football player, Dan Kelly, was arrested in California Monday on suspicion of soliciting a minor for sex.
The Temecula native was arrested in the neighboring town of Murrieta, where he was head coach for the girls Junior Varsity soccer team at Murrieta Valley High School.
Kelly, 26, was arrested on suspicion of soliciting a minor for sex, which is a felony, and molesting a child. According to authorities, Kelly was allegedly involved in a relationship with a 16-year-old female student athlete. Police are investigating to determine if there are any other victims.
Kelly is being held in lieu of $25,000 bail, and pleaded not guilty to the charges on Wednesday.
Hawaii News Now has learned that Kelly is still in police custody as of 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Kelly was a four-year starting kicker for the UH Warrior football team from 2005 to 2008. He is the school's third all-time leading scorer.