Phoenix, Arizona swim coach Nathan Moore has been arrested by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO). The 42-year old Moore has been accused of sexual abuse and sexual conduct with a minor and is being held on a $100,000 bond. He was taken into custody on April 3rd and has a preliminary hearing set for April 13th.
Police opened an investigation on March 19th when a local parent made a complaint to the MCSO. The parent said she was told by her daughter that her daughter had been involved in a sexual relationship with Moore, who was her swim coach. According to the Sheriff’s office, the alleged abuse with the victim began when she was just 15 and lasted until she was 17.
The age of consent in Arizona is 18.
According to Maricopa County Superior Court Records, Moore has been charged with 14 felonies for incidents beginning in November of 2017 and continuing until January of 2019: 2 of those are charges of sexual abuse, and the other 12 are charges of sexual conduct with a minor.
Moore coached with several teams in the Phoenix area, including at Chaparral high school, the Scottsdale Aquatic Club, and as the head coach with the Life Time Arizona Swim Team and the Anthem Dolphins. Moore was listed as the senior coach with Desert Foothills Aquatics as recently as March 31st an archived version of the site shows. The site no longer lists him on their coaching staff.
Moore does not yet appear in the U.S. Center for Safe Sport’s national database of suspended and banned coaches.
MCSO says that they believe there could be more victims and have asked for anyone with more information to contact MCSO’s Special Victims Unit at 602-876-1011.