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Former NY coach admits sex acts with young girls

December 17, 2013
Associated Press

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A former New York basketball coach has admitted in court that he committed sex acts against three grade-school girls.

The Westchester County district attorney said Tuesday that Richard Dinizo of Cortlandt Manor pleaded guilty to three counts of predatory sexual child assault.

Prosecutors said the offenses occurred between 2008 and 2010. They said Dinizo had the girls wear masks to cover their eyes, then had them engage in oral sex.

Dinizo faces up to 25 years on each count. He is to be sentenced Feb. 18.

Dinizo had coached at various schools and leagues but investigators said he had not coached the girls involved.

A federal case against him, alleging sexual exploitation of a child and child pornography, is pending. A call to his lawyer was not immediately returned.



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