Former Coach Tim O’Brien Charged With Indecency With a Child

Former Nitro Swimming coach Tim O’Brien has been charged with indecency with a child. O’Brien is accused of being in a relationship with an athlete whom he had coached when she was a teen, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

Nitro severed ties with O’Brien back in March when news of the alleged relationship broke. O’Brien had previously been named USA Swimming’s Developmental Coach of the Year for his work at Nitro. A day after the announcement that O’Brien was out at Nitro, USA Swimming added O’Brien to its public list of banned coaches. O’Brien was banned under two sections of the USA Swimming Code of Conduct dealing with sexually-oriented behavior toward athletes and other members of USA Swimming activities.

Now Statesman.com reports that O’Brien will face a charge of “indecency with a child.” The Statesman reports that an arrest warrant affidavit accuses O’Brien of being involved in a relationship with an athlete “he groomed from the age of 13 until she was an adult.”

The affidavit also reports that the woman told police that the two would sleep together without clothes when she was 16, and that O’Brien had exposed himself to her when she was 15. O’Brien and the woman lived together when she was 21, the woman says, but she moved out at 23. O’Brien, meanwhile, admitted that the woman would visit his apartment when she was 16, but denied having any physical relationship until she was 17 or 18. He says the woman is “lashing out” now due to the relationship ending.

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Steve Nolan

O’Brien, meanwhile, admitted that the woman would visit his apartment when she was 16, but denied having any physical relationship until she was 17 or 18. He says the woman is “lashing out” now due to the relationship ending.

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And even if that is the case…good.

Perry Mason

Any lawyers out there know what kind of sentence is attached if convicted?

swim mom

2nd degree felony- up to 20 years, registered sex offender for life.
http://coferlaw.com/criminal-cases/sexual-accusations/felony-sexual-accusations/indecency-with-a-child/

BarryA

According to Fox (http://www.fox7austin.com/news/local-news/221024839-story) he is charged with “Indecency with a Child by Contact”. Texas Penal Code § 21.11 (http://codes.findlaw.com/tx/penal-code/penal-sect-21-11.html) indicates that is a “felony of the second degree”. Texas Penal Code § 12.33 (http://codes.findlaw.com/tx/penal-code/penal-sect-12-33.html) indicates a punishment between 2 and 20 years, and a fine up to $10,000.

Dawgpaddle

Tim O’Brien is a great coach and outstanding person. My prayers go out to Tim for peace and a clean slate.

WHAT?

What in the world does it take to make someone a bad person?

Sane person

A great coach comes from an outstanding person. An outstanding person would know what the indecency with a child is. Therefore, he is not a great coach nor an outstanding person. Get it right.

Just Keep Swimming

He doesn’t even deny the allegations. He admits that she went to his apartment at a young age but of course nothing happened until she was 17. How on earth does this make him an outstanding person?

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