Former Basketball Coach In New York Pleads Guilty In Second Child Sex Abuse Case
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A former Westchester County youth basketball coach already convicted in New York for sexual assaults on children pleaded guilty to similar charges in federal court on Wednesday.
Cortlandt Manor resident Richard Dinizo admitted to sexually abusing seven children all under the age of 11, the U.S. attorney’s office said.
The U.S. attorney’s office also said Dinizo recorded the abuse and transported the videos out of state. Prosecutors said he blindfolded the children.
He faces between 15 and 170 years in prison when he’s sentenced in September.
The 58-year-old had coached at various schools and leagues but had not coached the girls involved in the case, state prosecutors said.
Check Out These Other Stories From CBSNewYork.com:
- Despite Overcast Conditions, Coney Island Packed With Those Hanging Onto Summer
- 1 Man Arrested, Charged In Alleged Hate Crime Against Central Park Jogger
- $40,000 Motorcycle For Charity Ride Stolen In Williamsburg
- Central Islip Man Charged In String Of Commercial Burglaries
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)