Former Swim Coach Sentenced for Sexual Abuse in 1980s

Former Swim Coach Sentenced for Sexual Abuse in 1980s

June 02, 2013

A former head swimming coach at the University of Maryland was recently sentenced to seven years in prison for sexual abuse of a teenage swimmer before starting his job there in the late 1980s. When the university learned that Rick Curl confessed to the sexual abuse, officials decided they had no legal duty to inform law enforcement officials. Instead, they demanded that Curl resign. In-house counsel at the university consulted with an assistant state attorney general and decided that they did not have to report the abuse because the victim had turned 19 and was no longer a minor when the abuse was discovered. Brian Ullmann, a spokesman for the university, said "the university's actions were both reasonable and appropriate at the time."

U. of Maryland Didn't Report Coach's Abuse of a Teenager in 1980s
Charles Huckabee
The Chronicle of Higher Education
May 30, 2013

Sexual Harassment/Assault