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Timeline of Swim Coach Rick Curl's sexual abuse case

Wednesday - 9/19/2012, 7:23pm  ET

By The Associated Press

A timeline of the sexual abuse case against swimming coach Rick Curl:

1983 _ Swimmer Kelley Davies Currin says she begins an intimate relationship with Curl. She is 13, he is 33.

1987 _ The relationship is discovered by Currin's parents after they read her diary. On the advice of counsel, the family decides to settle with Curl for $150,000 rather than pursue criminal charges.

2011 _ USA Swimming receives a report in April from a former swimmer who had heard from his roommate that Curl had an inappropriate relationship with a minor female swimmer in the 1980s and that a confidential legal settlement had been reached. USA Swimming launches an investigation.

April 2012 _ USA Swimming identifies Currin as the alleged victim. The director of safe sport contacts Currin, who agrees to file a complaint and meets with an investigator from the governing body.

July 23, 2012 _ USA Swimming begins the process to temporarily suspend Curl's membership at an emergency hearing, and to permanently ban him from membership.

Aug. 1, 2012 _ Curl waives his right to an emergency hearing, and his USA Swimming membership is temporarily suspended by the National Board of Review, pending a final hearing on Sept. 19.

Sept. 18, 2012 _ Curl informs the National Board of Review that he is voluntarily relinquishing his USA Swimming membership, waiving his right to a final hearing and accepting the lifetime ban requested by USA Swimming.

Sept. 19, 2012 _ USA Swimming announces that Curl has been placed on its published list of individuals who are permanently suspended or ineligible for membership.


Sources: Kelley Davies Currin, USA Swimming.

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