Former Berkeley Swim Coach Accepts Plea Agreement

Jesse Stovall, the former Berkeley-based BEAR Swimming coach who faced criminal charges for having sex with a 16-year-old swimmer at a swim meet in Florida, pleaded no contest to the accusations last Friday, according to court documents. The 37-year-old was sentenced in Orlando to four years probation on a second-degree felony charge of sexual activity with a 16- or 17-year old, and will be registered as a sex offender for life, according to a report by ABC News.

Stovall faced three first-degree felony charges of sexual activity with a child, and three second-degree felony charges of sexual activity with a 16- or 17-year-old. The Express first reported the allegations in an April 7 cover story, “Swimming in Sex Abuse.”

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