Ex-coach receives 40-year sentence

Updated: January 30, 2010, 11:52 AM ET
Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A former San Jose swim coach who pleaded no contest to 20 child molestation charges has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Andrew King, a successful coach who mentored nationally ranked swimmers, showed no emotion Friday as the sentence was handed down in a San Jose court.

The 61-year-old King had been a head coach at San Jose Aquatics and a number of swim clubs in the area during 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.

Court records of allegations of King's abuse of girls date to 1978.


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