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U-Md. says it reported swim coach accusations

Saturday - 5/25/2013, 12:01pm  ET

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) -- The University of Maryland says it alerted the state attorney general's office in the late 1980s that its then-swimming and diving coach had admitted to having sex with an underage girl.

A university spokesman tells The Washington Post ( ) that the school demanded the resignation of Richard J. Curl after learning he had sexually abused one of the girls at his local swim club. Spokesman Brian Ullmann says the university demanded his resignation, which came in August 1988.

But an assistant attorney general who the university says it contacted says he has no recollection of having been alerted to the allegations.

Curl was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday after being charged last year with having sex with the girl in the 1980s. She is the only known victim.

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