Former Pennsylvania high school swimmer and 2018 graduate Conor McCall has been added to the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s banned database after pleading guilty to statutory sexual assault on a 14-year-old girl.
According to the local ABC affiliate, McCall had sex with a 14-year-old girl in July of 2018. He was 18 at the time. McCall pleaded guilty in October. In January of 2019, at his sentencing hearing, McCall told the judge he didn’t know about the age of consent, and didn’t know that what he was doing was against the law.
McCall was sentenced to 9 to 23 months in jail. ABC reports that at least three months of that sentence will be served in Lackawanna County jail, but that he will be put on work release and serve some of his sentence on house arrest.
McCall was a 2018 high school graduate, and swam for the Blue Dolphins Aquatics club and Scranton Preparatory School. He now appears in both the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s banned database and USA Swimming’s permanent ban list. In the SafeSport database, McCall is listed as “ineligible,” which typically means the window for an appeal remains open. McCall was sanctioned for “criminal disposition – sexual misconduct” as of December 16, 2019, and his entry carries the “subject to appeal / not yet final” tag.