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Abusive Behavior
Former swim coach sentenced for child sex abuse
Former swim coach sentenced for child sex abuse

Kelley Currin recalled dancing with her longtime swimming coach, Rick Curl, as a teenage girl the night of his wedding some 30 years ago. She wore a pink dress, held on too long and whispered in his ear, "I hate you." She told Montgomery County Circuit Judge Marielsa A. Bernard on Thursday how she fell in love with Curl, who was then 33, before her 13th birthday in the early 1980s. She recounted the details of their first kiss near a water fountain at Georgetown Preparatory School and the way years of sexual abuse altered the trajectory of her life. The judge sentenced Curl, the former coach and founder of the Curl-Burke Swim Club in the Washington suburbs, to seven years'...