SJ Swim Coach Arrested For Texting, Trying To Date Underage Swimmer (PHOTO)
(BANT) – An assistant coach at a private swim club was arrested in San Jose on Thursday on suspicion of asking several underage swimmers for nude photos and sexual favors over texts.
Police say the suspect is Timothy Nguyen, 25, who coaches at Quicksilver Swim Team, which operates at Gunderson High School in South San Jose.
On May 30, the club contacted police to report the alleged activity. Police investigators said they found that Nguyen had established a texting relationship with boys and girls on the team between December 2015 and January, initially texting about swimming before turning inappropriate.
Nguyen also allegedly tried to start a dating relationship with one of the victims, police said. He was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail on suspicion of four misdemeanor counts of annoying or molesting a child under 18 years of age and three felony counts of intimidating or persuading a witness or victim.
Anyone with information about this incident has been asked to call San Jose police Detective Michael O’Grady or Detective Sgt. Brian Spears at (408) 537-1397. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call (408) 947-7867.