ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD PROTECTED FRIEND FROM GYMNASTICS COACH WHO INAPPROPRIATELY TOUCHED HER, PROSECUTOR SAYS
By MARIA PEREZ
An 11-year-old girl intervened to protect a friend from a gymnastics coach in Virginia who touched her inappropriately, the Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office said.
Brian Dinh Nguyen of Sterling, Virginia, was found guilty of aggravated sexual battery on June 29, according to a press release from the Loudon County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. The 11-year-old girl stepped in to help the victim, who is also 11, during a birthday party at a gymnastics facility on December 2, where Nguyen inappropriately touched the victim multiple times, WRTC-TV reported.
Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Meredith M. Burke told the jury during the trial that when the 11-year-old victim asked her friend for help, she stepped in to protect her.
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