Former Hoops Coach Oliva To Plead Guilty to Sex Abuse

The New York Daily News reports that disgraced former Christ the King hoops coach Bob Oliva will plead guilty April 4 to sexual abuse, after spending several years trying to fend off sex-abuse allegations by claiming he is the target of a conspiracy to destroy his reputation.

Oliva pleaded not guilty to rape of a child, a charge with a maximum sentence of life in prison, when he appeared in a Boston courtroom last spring after he was indicted by a grand jury in March 2010. But when Oliva appears in court in Boston on April 4, he apparently will plead guilty and acknowledge that he sexually abused a boy during a trip to Massachusetts when the kid was 14.

The Daily News reports that the plea agreement with Oliva may keep the former coach out of prison. Oliva will have to acknowledge in court that he sexually abused the boy during a trip to Massachusetts. He will also probably have to register as a sex offender, report to a probation officer, attend counseling, give up coaching youth sports and stay away from children in exchange for avoiding prison.

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