Former San Jose Swim Coach Pleads No Contest to Child Molestation

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors plan on seeking a 42-year sentence for a former San Jose swim coach who pleaded no contest to
child molestation charges.

Andrew King remains in Santa Clara County Jail in lieu of $3 million bail after pleading no contest Friday to all 20 molestation charges against him.

King, 61, had been a head coach at San Jose Aquatics and a number of swim clubs in the area over the past 40 years.

Since he was arrested in April on suspicion of molesting a 14-year-old girl, investigators say they found 12 others who said they had been molested by King.

Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Ray Mendoza says in pushing for the full 42-year sentence, he hopes to schedule a sentencing hearing before the Christmas holidays.


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