Fairfax Co. gymnastics coach arrested for sexual relationship with teen

A gymnastics coach in Fairfax County, Virginia, was arrested on Friday and faces several charges related to what police call an “inappropriate sexual relationship” with a teenage girl.

Capital Gymnastics National Training Center coach Aryan Mazloum-Yazdi, 28, was charged with five counts of taking indecent liberties with a child and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a child.

The Burke gym said in a Saturday statement that gym instructors are prohibited from having contact with athletes outside the gym and that Mazloum-Yazdi will no longer be employed at Capital Gymnastics.

Fairfax County police said an investigation into Mazloum-Yazdi was opened earlier this month. The investigation led to the Friday arrest at Mazloum-Yazdi’s Manassas home.

Parents who are concerned their children may have had an inappropriate relationship with Mazloum-Yazdi should contact their major crimes bureau at 703-246-7845.

Like WTOP on Facebook and follow @WTOP on Twitter to engage in conversation about this article and others.

© 2019 WTOP. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up