Longtime area swim coach Rick Curl, whose former athletes include world record breakers and Olympic gold medalists, has agreed to plead guilty to child sexual abuse at a hearing scheduled for Feb. 21 in Montgomery County Circuit Court.
Curl, now 63, was charged in October after his former swim student, Kelley Currin, told authorities that he began abusing her in 1983. She was 13 years old at the time and said the abuse continued until she was 18.
Under the Maryland law in effect during the time of the offense, Curl could face a maximum sentence of 15 years.
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