A youth baseball coach from Orinda pleaded not guilty Tuesday to molesting charges against him in Contra Costa County Superior Court.
Joel Kaufman, 52, pleaded not guilty to four counts of performing lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 14 years old and one count each of performing lewd acts on a child between 14 and 15 and misdemeanor charges of child molestation and illegally filming someone, KTVU News reported.
Kaufman was arrested in March. He is listed as the owner of Triple Play USA, a batting cage business in San Leandro. Among his coaching stops were Bishop O'Dowd High in Oakland and Palo Alto High.