The Maricopa County attorney’s office announced today that it has decided not to file sexual assault charges against Greg Winslow, the former coach of the University of Utah who stands accused of sexual abusing a minor swimmer while the head coach at the Sun Devil Swim Club.
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery announced today that his office will not seek criminal charges against Greg John Winslow (D.O.B. 11/8/1974). Winslow, a former Arizona State University swim coach, was investigated by the ASU Police Department for allegedly kissing and fondling a teenage female member of a club organization at an ASU swimming facility. The victim was not a student at the university and the club is not affiliated with ASU. The investigation recommended two counts of sexual abuse of a minor and was forwarded to the County Attorney’s Office for review on February 28, 2013.
“After a careful review of the information contained in the investigation, we determined that there was sufficient cause to seek an indictment in this matter,” said County Attorney Montgomery. “However, we were unable to meet the necessary burden of proof required to move forward with formal charges. Absent additional information which could support these or other allegations, we will not pursue this matter further.”
These sexual abuse allegations were just a portion of those levied at Winslow which included accusations of physically assaulting an assistant coach at Utah, committing racially insensitive acts against Utah swimmers, and committing other (not necessarily illegal) acts of misconduct against swimmers. He was suspended from Utah on the eve of this year’s Pac 12 Championships and eventually fired.
In their original report, the Arizona State Police Department, the investigating body as the act took place on Arizona State’s campus, recommended that he be charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a minor.
Ceci Christy is trying to track down more details on what did or did not appear in the report that led to the investigation.