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* Andrew King, Former Head Coach Of The San Jose Aquatics Swim Team Victims Of Molestation Speak At Sentencing

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A longtime San Jose swim coach convicted of felony child molestation will be sentenced in Santa Clara County Superior Court today,after the judge hears from victims who flew in from other parts of the country to give statements, according to the district attorney’s office. Andrew King, former head coach of the San Jose Aquatics swim team, faces up to 42 years in prison for a combined 20 counts of lewd acts with girls 15 and younger, according to district attorney spokeswoman Amy Cornell. Some of the incidents date back to 1988.He was arrested April 2, 2009, on charges of having inappropriate relations with a 14-year-old female swimmer in San Jose, according to police. King joined the Silicon Valley Aquatic Association in 2000, after coaching for more than 30 years around the Bay Area, including swim teams in San Ramon and Walnut Creek.His sentencing is at 1:30 p.m.

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