Maryland swim coach Chris Huott sentenced to 10 years in prison for child sex abuse
LAUREL, Md. (WJLA) - Maryland swim coach Christopher Huott has been found guilty and sentenced to the maximum of 10 years in prison for sex acts committed against a then-7-year-old Danielle Bostick while he was her coach at Fairland Acquatics Center.
Bostick says Huott sexually abused her for years back in the 1980s. Today, Bostick is a 37-year-old wife and mother.
Police have said they believe there may be other victims of Huott's abuse, but so far none have come forward.
Huott pleaded guilty to one felony count of child abuse on July 30. The 10 years in prison for that charge was the maximum sentence allowed for the crime back when it was committed in the 1980s.
When released from prison, Huott will not be allowed to coach or supervise minors or contact Bostick or her family. He will also undergo sex offender testing when released.
Huott will not be placed on the sex offender registry since the incident happened before the registry was in place.
In court Thursday, Huott said, "There is no excuse for what happened. My desire is to tell [Bostick] I'm extremely sorry and remorseful, and I am here to take responsibility for what happened. I'm very sorry, Danielle."
Bostick told ABC 7 News, "While I'm sure he's experiencing sad feelings, I think that what he communicated lacked a level of ownership."