Menlo Park sports trainer charged in sexual assault case involving teenage girl

Arraignment proceedings continued to June 14

Tristan Arfi of Redwood City, the owner of the Boxing Theory Gym in Menlo Park, is facing arraignment next week on sexual assault charges involving a teenage girl he trained, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.

Arfi, 37, was arrested by Menlo Park police on June 4, and is in custody on $150,000 bail.

San Mateo County Superior Court Commissioner Renee Reyna on June 6 authorized the appointment of a public defender, and the arraignment process was continued to Friday, June 14.

Arfi is being held on charges of oral copulation with a person under 16 years of age, lewd and lascivious acts with a person who is 14 or 15 years old while being at least 10 years older than the minor, and sexual penetration with another person under 16 years old.

The Menlo Park Police Department is continuing the investigation and asks anyone who has information about the case or about the suspect to contact Detective Sgt. Ed Soares at (650) 330-6360, Detective Joshua Russell at (650) 330-6819, or the anonymous tip line at (650) 330-6395.


• Sign up for Almanac Express to get news updates. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Or show your support for local journalism by subscribing.

What is community worth to you?
Support local journalism.


4 people like this
Posted by disgusting
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jun 7, 2019 at 9:22 am


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Don't be the last to know

Get the latest headlines sent straight to your inbox every day.

Nationally renowned Indian restaurant expanding to Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 1 comment | 2,436 views

Summer travel: Is anything changing?
By Sherry Listgarten | 8 comments | 1,023 views

Swimming with the kids
By Cheryl Bac | 2 comments | 579 views

Premarital and Couples: "Our Deepest Fear" by Marianne Williamson
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 574 views

Cap On? Cap Off? Recycling Bottles is Confusing
By Laura Stec | 10 comments | 500 views