Boxing Coach Pleads Guilty To Assaulting Intimate Partner

KELSO, Wash. (AP) — A southwest Washington man who coached youth boxing in Longview pleaded guilty to assaulting an intimate partner and violating no contact orders — and in exchange was accepted into a court-ordered drug program.

Juan Armando Rodriguez, 44, on Thursday was accepted into Cowlitz County Superior Court’s Drug Court, which allows people to have charges dismissed if they complete 12 months of court-supervised drug treatment, The Daily News reported.

Court documents say his signed confessions will be the only evidence presented in trials for his charges if he does not complete the program.

Three guilty pleas were presented in court this week that said Rodriguez violated no-contact orders against an intimate partner five times between September and January and that he assaulted that person in January.

He has been previously convicted of violating no-contact orders.

He had coached youth boxing at a nonprofit that helps at-risk youth.