The San Jose (Calif.) Aquatics swim club and its former
coach, Andrew King, were named in a civil lawsuit filed by
a 15-year-old girl and her father. The suit alleges King
repeatedly sexually assaulted the girl, one of 12 victims
who claim they were molested by King. The girl and two
other accusers also were part of a criminal case prosecuted
by the Santa Clara County district attorney’s
office earlier this year. King pled no contest.
According to some reports, King had a history of
grooming the girls, presenting them with gifts and even
extending marriage proposals. One of the alleged victims
told the court King had impregnated her at 14, resulting in
an abortion. He remains in jail on $3 million bail,
awaiting sentencing of up to 42 years.