Saturday, 29 June 2013

Sex Abuse Charges against Swim Coach Dismissed

Local prosecutors have dismissed sex abuse charges against a former swim coach at the University of Utah.
The former swim coach Greg Winslow had been accused of molesting a 15-year-old female swimmer under his care at a swim club where he was the coach. Winslow worked at the Arizona State University earlier as a former assistant coach, and soon became the head coach of another swim club in 2005. Under his tenure, the swim club had several swimming competition wins, and several of his members also made to the US National Jr Team. He has had a very successful career.
In 2007, he became head coach at Utah University, but in 2007, was dismissed from his position when allegations of sexual abuse began to surface.
He has outright denied these allegations that were made by the victim who is now in her 20s. She filed a report against Winslow in 2012, alleging that he had kissed and fondled her in his office at the Arizona State University swim club, and also on some out of town trips.
Right from the very start, these allegations against Winslow had several inconsistencies. For example, the victim's family members, contemporaries and other coaches denied that they had ever witnessed any kind of inappropriate behavior between Winslow and the alleged victim. The victim then alleged that some of these incidents occurred when the coach and she were on a swim trip outside the state, which happens to be outside the jurisdiction of local Maricopa County law enforcement.
Now, the Maricopa County Attorney's Office has announced that it will drop sex abuse charges against Winslow. It appears to Irvine sex crime lawyers that a grand jury failed to present an indictment in this case.

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