Former U.S.A. Gymnastics Coach Terry Gray Faces 14 Charges of Lewdness With a Minor
Posted on July 13, 2020     |     Lewd acts
Terry Gray was arrested Friday, July 10, 2020 by police in Las Vegas and charged with 14 counts of lewdness with a minor under the age of 14. If convicted, Mr. Gray could face life in prison, a prosecutor said.
Gray, 52, was a gymnastics coach in Las Vegas from 2009 to 2015 and was suspended last year from coaching by U.S.A. Gymnastics. His continued coaching presence at a Southern California club sparked Congressional outrage last year. Gray, who has also coached at high profile gyms in Ohio and Nevada, was suspended continuing to coach young female gymnasts at SCEGA Gymnastics in Temecula during a more than year-long investigation by the U.S. Center for SafeSport. The suspension runs through October 18, 2021.
He previously worked under Olympic team coach Mary Lee Tracy at Cincinnati Gymnastics, where he coached Morgan White and Alyssa Beckerman. White qualified for the 2000 U.S. Olympic team but was unable to compete at the Sydney Games because of injury. Beckerman was an alternate on the 2000 Olympic team.
Police are seeking additional victims and are asking anyone with information about his crimes to contact the Las Vegas Police Department Sexual Assault Section at 702-828-3421.
Manly, Stewart & Finaldi has represented hundreds of child sexual abuse victims of coaches and employees in Olympic and amateur sports . We are the lead attorneys representing Olympic athletes and victims of former US Olympic Women’s Gymnastics Team Doctor Larry Nassar and secured a $500 million settlement for our clients. In each of these cases we have helped victims and families get justice by conducting a thorough investigation of the organization and the gyms where the perpetrator worked. In many cases we have discovered that administrators and executives knew that the perpetrator was a danger to children and either did nothing or actively covered up the crimes.