Tomorrow in Rockville, Maryland Rick Curl will be sentenced based on his plea of guilty of sexual abuse of a minor. The victim, Kelley Currin, who is now an adult will attend the 1:30 PM sentencing hearing and make her victim statement to the court.
After the sentence is issued, Ms. Currin will make a public statement at the courthouse, where she is expected condemn how USA Swimming and its representatives and coaches handled her situation when the abuse occurred and more recently when she came forward with the details of her abuse.
We will provide the sentencing hearing details tomorrow afternoon.
In February, Curl pled guilty to one count of sexual abuse of a minor. The case stems back to abuse of Currin when she was a member of his Curl-Burke Swim Club in the 1980′s and a budding national-level prospect. Documents have shown that Curl paid Currin’s family $150,000 at the time in exchange for her not pressing any charges in the matter or speaking publicly about it.
He is currently out of prison on $50,000 bond.