Embattled swim coach plans to enter not-guilty pleas
- Sam Bennett
- Lake Oswego Review - News
The Lake Oswego swim coach accused of sexual abuse plans to enter not-guilty pleas on all counts, according to his attorney Richard Cohen.
'I anticipate going to trial in both counties,' said Cohen.
July 30 is the new date for a preliminary hearing for Don King, who has been accused of felony sexual abuse of minors in Linn County. The hearing will be in Linn County Circuit Court.
King, 66, is charged with multiple felony sex abuse counts in Linn County and two misdemeanor sex abuse charges, also involving minors, in Clackamas County. The Linn County charges stem from incidents during a swim meet last month in Albany. An off-duty Albany detective videotaped King committing the sexual abuse, according to police officials.
The allegations involve girl swimmers with King's Lake Oswego-based King Swimming club. The independent club holds its practices at the Lake Oswego School District's pool. He has also been head coach of the Lake Oswego High School team since 2003.
King has been suspended from the Lake Oswego School District pending the outcome of his legal problems.
King was released on his own recognizance in Clackamas County and released on bail in Linn County.
A trial for the Clackamas County charges could be set next week, and a trial on the more serious charges in Linn County could be set at the July 30 hearing in Linn County Circuit Court.