ROSEMEAD, Calif. (KTLA) -- A former assistant wrestling coach at Rosemead High School pleaded not guilty to molesting two boys on Tuesday.
Herbert Daniel Ortiz, 29, was arrested last month after months of hiding in Mexico.
Ortiz came to the attention of Mexican immigration authorities after he walked into a U.S. Consulate office in Mexico, in an attempt to obtain a Visa to travel to Guatemala.
A routine check was conducted and security personnel were alerted to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department arrest warrant for Ortiz.
After confirming the arrest warrant, he was detained and escorted back to Los Angeles. Ortiz is being held on $1 million bail.
Ortiz had been employed as a coach at the Bad News Panthers children's wrestling club in Rosemead since 2010, according to the sheriff's department.
The allegations against him came to light after the mother of a 14-year-old boy saw a YouTube video accusing him of molestation.
"In the video, another male alleged he was victimized by the suspect and was warning viewers, specifically those residing in Rosemead, to protect their children," sheriff's officials said in a news release.
The mother recognized Ortiz, who is also known as Herbert Ortiz Monroy, as a former assistant wrestling coach at Rosemead High School.
Ortiz worked at the school from 2007 to 2009, according to authorities.
The mother asked her son if he had been victimized by Ortiz, and he disclosed that he had been molested, police said.
Investigators believe there may be additional victims who may have been sexually abused by the suspect because of his involvement in coaching young children.
Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (877) 710-5273.
Wrestling Coach Pleads Not Guilty to Molestation Charges
Herbert Daniel Ortiz, 29 (L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. / December 4, 2012)