USA Swimming officials are investigating accusations that a Mission Viejo Nadadores coach carried on a sexual relationship with an underage female on the team, according to a report in the Orange County Register.
The coach, Daniel Ad'm Dusenbury, 34, who resigned in October and now works in Texas, declined to comment on the allegations. The girl, now 22, denied the relationship was sexual when she was a minor and attending Aliso Niguel High School, the paper said.
A 2006 diary and photos turned over to the Register and Nadadores officials by a woman Dusenbury dated reportedly show the girl sitting on the coach's bed in her underwear. The diary also chronicles the couple's relationship in intimate detail, "including dates and places where sex acts occurred," according to the newspaper.
The Sheriff’s Department investigated the accusations in August and found "insufficient evidence to warrant pressing charges against Mr. Dusenbury," according to a statement issued Sunday by the Nadadores.
The team's former chairman, Rick Brotherton, quit the club and removed his children, saying he was disturbed that other team officials downplayed the situation for years, according to the Register.
After the Register article appeared, the Nadadores posted a response on the team's website saying: "The Nadadore Foundation, its team members, coaches, and staff, are disappointed the Orange County Register would publish a stale story with so many inaccuracies and unsubstantiated rumors."
The statement also said the team's board of directors contacted law enforcement swiftly after learning of the allegations. The case is still being investigated by USA Swimming, the national governing body for the sport.
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