USA Swimming has another alleged swim crime to deal with.
Todd Sousa is/was a registered coach with USA Swimming. I suppose that means he had an ASCA affiliation but I have no details. He has since been red flagged as soon as USA Swimming was notified.
From the Orange County Register:
Sousa is believed to have had sex with the girl over several months, said Lt. John Meyer, chief of police services for San Juan Capistrano.The victim, identified as a girl under 16, had talked to a friend about her relationship with Sousa, Meyer said. The friend eventually told her parents and information was relayed to the victim's parents.
I commend the friend/teammate for speaking out. When hearing about a crime such as this, you go to the parents and you make sure they go to the cops.
I did research on this guy and if you Google his name all sorts of work with young kids come up. It wasn't pleasant but the worst part of all was looking at the "age of consent" from state-to-state. If the link below is real, there are several "red states" that ought to be ashamed of themselves. For instance:
Idaho: Age 14
South Carolina: 14/16
West Virginia: 16
I commend USA Swimming for having a rule of no sexual interaction between a coach and their swimmers. Let's just hope this gentleman, if guilty, has never had a record along with a missed background check. If so, it is my opinion that USA Swimming and ASCA should get spanked.