WEATHER WATCH
Police: Gymnastics coach arrested for inappropriate sexual relationship with teenage girl
(Photo: Fairfax County Police Department)

A Manassas man is facing multiple charges after authorities discovered he was having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a teenage girl.

Authorities say 28-year-old Aryan Mazloum-Yazdi was arrested on Friday night at his Manassas home after an investigation started earlier this month. 

Mazloum-Yazdi was charged with five counts of taking indecent liberties with a child and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a child.

Mazloum-Yazdi is a gymnastics coach at Capital Gymnastics National Training Center in Burke, which released the following statement on the arrest:

Capital Gymnastics has been informed that one of its instructors was arrested for having contact with an athlete outside the gym setting. Our gym takes its obligation to provide a safe and healthy environment for its athletes very seriously. It is the primary focus of management. Capital Gymnastics enforces its policy prohibiting gym instructors from having contact with athletes outside the gym. We have a zero-tolerance for violations of this policy.Effective immediately, the subject instructor is no longer employed by Capital Gymnastics .
Capital Gymnastics will continue to maintain a safe and healthy gym environment for its athletes and shall be vigilant in enforcing related policies.

His bio on the website, which has been removed, said the following:

Before working at Capital, Aryan was a coach at GMS Gymnastics for 13 years. Born into the world of gymnastics, Aryan’s aunt and uncle owned GMS and most of his family worked in the gym. Aryan began gymnastics as a sport when he was 2 and started coaching when he was young, assisting his cousin, who was the director and head coach of GMS in all levels. When Aryan was 15, he coached levels 4 and 5, and both teams won 1st place at states. Aryan has coached all levels, has many state and national titles for his teams, and was named one of the top vault coaches in the nation during the 2011-2012 season. Aryan has written many articles about gymnastics and conducts coaching clinics. He received his Bachelors of Science degree from George Mason University in physical therapy and computer science. He is currently pursuing a masters in health informatics. Coaching is Aryan’s dream job, and he is happy to share that dream with Capital Gymnastics and all the gym’s families.

If you are concerned your child may have had inappropriate contact with Mazloum-Yazdi, please contact our Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7845.

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