The assistant coach of the Quicksilver Swim Team in San Jose has been arrested for allegedly sending wildly inappropriate text messages to team members of both sexes.
KRON 4 has the details on 25-year-old Timothy Nguyen, who coached swimming with Quicksilver, a private youth swimming organization that ran at Gunderson High School in South San Jose. Nguyen was a coach there from December 2015 to January 2017. According to authorities, Nguyen developed (or groomed) a texting relationship with several teenagers, eventually asking both boy and girl swimmers for nudes. Nguyen even allegedly tried to pursue a romantic relationship with one of the members of the swim team.
The San Jose Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children and Child Exploitation Detail arrested Nguyen on Thursday. He's been charged with annoying or molesting a child under 18 years of age and intimidating or persuading a witness/victim.
"I just feel bad for the kids, because now where do they go with that? Are they ever going to be successful for another coach because he's broken that trust," San Jose resident Linda Richards told KRON 4.
According to KPIX5, three victims have been identified but there may be more. Anyone with info about this case is urged to get in touch with Detective Michael O’Grady and Detective Sergeant Brian Spears of the San Jose PD’s ICAC/CED Unit at (408) 537-1397.