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Former USA Gymnastics Coach Busted on Lewdness Charges



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– A former coach, who is already suspended by USA Gymnastics, has been arrested in Las Vegas on 14 counts of aggravation with a child under 14. The charges cover charges between 2007 and 2013, police say. Terry Gray trained at a club in town, Browns Gymnastics, from 2009 to 2015, reports CNN. He has also trained in gyms in Cincinnati and Southern California. USA Gymnastics canceled Gray from coaching last year, per The New York Times. A suspended coach “is not allowed any contact with any USA Gymnastics-sanctioned event, membership club, professional member or athlete involved in USA Gymnastics membership clubs or events,”

; the organization says.

The head of the USA Gymnastics was asked about Gray during a 2018 Senate hearing, following a report that Gray had resumed coaching at a gym despite being on a temporary suspension. Kerry Perry said the organization was looking into the matter. “This is not just any gymnastics coach,” said a lawyer for 200 former athletes who sued the organization for sexual abuse perpetrated by Larry Nassar, a former team physician. “This is someone who trained the national team athletes, world champions and Olympic athletes.” Las Vegas police have called on all other victims to contact them. Gray, who is being held without bail, will appear in court Monday. A conviction can lead to a life sentence. (Read more US gymnastics stories.)




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