A US gymnastics coach was arrested and charged over the weekend nearly a year after he was suspended from coaching because of alleged ‘sexual misconduct’.
Gray’s arrest Friday comes from incidents at Brown’s Gymnastics in Las Vegas, which has produced top gymnasts, the paper reported. There are at least three alleged victims, a person familiar with the case told the paper.
Disgusting that someone in a respected position to look over children used his power to abuse children.
- Terry Gray coached the USA women’s gymnastics team from 1999-2005
- Gray once worked under Olympic team coach Mary Lee Tracy in Cincinnati
- In Cincinnati he coached Morgan White and Alyssa Beckman for 2000 Olympics
- Gray coached gymnastics in Ohio, then in Las Vegas 2009-15, then California
- The alleged incidents took place in 2007, 2009, 2012 and 2013
- There are at least three alleged victims including a child under 14
- He was charged July 7 and booked into Clark County Detention Center on Friday
A 52-year-old former coach of the United States gymnastics team will appear in court in Las Vegas on Monday to face 14 charges of lewdness with children.
John C. Manly, a lawyer who represents about 200 gymnasts who are suing U.S.A. Gymnastics, including one of Gray’s former athletes, said Gray had coached at gyms in California, Nevada and Ohio throughout his career.
‘This isn’t just any gymnastics coach,’ he told The New York Times.
‘This is somebody who coached national team athletes, world champion athletes and Olympic athletes.’
The charges are filed by three victims, and date from 2007-13, The Orange County Register reported.
In June 2018 Gray was suspended by USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Center for Safe Sport during an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct.
The gym where he was working at the time, in Temecula, California, was not informed of the investigation, and was only made aware of Gray’s suspension after it was brought to the club’s attention by members of the gymnastics community.
Even then, the Temecula gym continued to allow him to coach until the suspension was made permanent in October 2019.
Gray owned a gym in Stowe, Ohio, and is reported by The Orange County Register to have coached the USA women’s gymnastics team from 1999-2005.
In 2000 he was drafted in to help Olympic coach Mary Lee Tracy prepare athletes for the Sydney games, at a training facility in Cincinnati.
Among the athletes he coached were Morgan White, who qualified but through injury did not compete at the Games, and Alyssa Beckman, who was an alternate on the 2000 Olympic team.