SANTA FE — A former high school basketball coach who is accused of having sex with two female students while he was a school employee says he’s willing to admit guilt in exchange for not having to do prison time, according to a new court filing.
Dominick Baca, 30, a former assistant Pecos High School basketball coach who helped the Panthers win two state championships, is currently in the San Miguel County jail as he awaits trial on three charges of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and two charges of criminal sexual contact of a minor for having sex with two female Pecos High students.
One of the girls was 14 at the time, and he allegedly groped and tried to kiss the other girl, who was 17, in his school office.
Prosecutors in the Las Vegas District Attorneys Office are asking a judge to allow them to admit into evidence recorded jail phone calls where Baca discusses pleading guilty to the crimes. Chief Deputy District Attorney Thomas Clayton quotes Baca in a motion he filed Tuesday. Inmates are told that phone calls are recorded, the motion notes.
Baca says on the recordings that he’s going to have to plead guilty to some charges.
“I hope (Baca’s defense attorney Tom Clark) (expletive) does his job good bro,” Baca is quoted as saying to another man. “I hope he figures something out bro, cuz. I’ll do the probation time, and I’ll do whatever I have to do outside bro, I just don’t want to do anything in here dude.”