Swim Coach Under Investigation for Child Sex Crimes Dies in Federal Custody

Santa Clarita swim coach Jeremy Anderson died suddenly Wednesday in U.S. Marshal custody as he was being extradited from Costa Rica.

Anderson, 47, was a coach at Canyons Aquatic Club from 2006-2017. In December 2017, a victim came forward alleging he had been sexually assaulted by Anderson in that time. Since then, 10 more potential victims have been identified, according to The Signal. Anderson was entered in the SafeSport database with an interim suspension while the case was under investigation in March 2018.

Last December, detectives presented their findings to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office, reportedly finding that Anderson had had sexually explicit conversations with the victims, sexually assaulted them and solicited child pornography. The District Attorney filed 19 counts of lewd acts with a child and possession of child pornography against Anderson.

Detectives learned that Anderson had fled the country prior to arresting him, The Signal‘s report added. Officials tracked him to Costa Rica and arrested him June 13.

His cause of death is unknown at this point.

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DMacNCheez

US Marshals: “We found you. You’re going to jail.”

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2Fat4Speed

Captain America is a sex offender? I am very confused.

Usausausa

That’s horrible but also hilarious. Take my upvote and let’s never speak of this again.

Jem

Good riddance

Boss

Timeline is wrong. He was a coach all the way to 2017. Fired after allegations arose.

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