Former San Jose swim coach sentenced |

Former San Jose swim coach sentenced

The 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 over 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 back to 1978.

Information from: San Jose Mercury News