USA Swimming banned coach Rick Curl for life for an improper relationship with a teenage swimmer in the 1980s. Curl, who ran one of the nation's largest swim clubs near Washington, D.C., and coached 1996 and 2000 Olympic gold medalist Tom Dolan, was scheduled for a hearing Wednesday before the National Board of Review. But he informed the governing body he was waiving his right to challenge the case. Curl voluntarily gave up his membership and will be added to USA Swimming's list of banned individuals, which is published on the organization Web site. The coach was accused of starting a relationship with a 13-year-old female swimmer in the 1980s. Kelley Davis Currin said she received a $150,000 settlement from Curl not to go to law enforcement with details of the illicit four-year relationship, but decided to come forward after the sport was rocked by a sexual abuse scandal two years ago.
A former long-time music director at Christ Church Greenwich, Robert F. Tate, 70, has been released from the federal prison term he was serving following a 2008 child pornography conviction and has moved to a New Canaan apartment. At his sentencing hearing in 2008, Tate, admitted to a 40 year history of sexual abuse of minors overseas as well as viewing hundreds of sexually-explicit photos of children dating back to the 1960s. Tate was not charged criminally for those acts, but did acknowledge having sex with boys in Thailand, the Phillippines and Costa Rica. According to the state Sex Offender's Registry, Tate is living at 279 Elm St., Apartment 2, following his release from federal prison last week.
On Friday, September 7th New York Law outlaws intentionally viewing child pornography on the Internet. Currently, Connecticut does not have a law in regards to viewing child porn on the Intrenet. Connecticut has law relating to possessing child porn, but not intentionally viewing on the Internet. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a new law making it a crime in New York to intentionally access child pornography on the Internet.