Parole denied for former S.C. coach

  • Posted: Friday, March 29, 2013 11:53 a.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A former youth basketball coach in Columbia who is spending 35 years in prison for molesting more than a dozen boys has been rejected for parole.

A panel of the state parole board voted unanimously Wednesday to rejected parole for 56-year-old Chuck Sullivan. The board had rejected previous attempts by Sullivan.

He pleaded guilty in 1998 to 32 charges. Prosecutors say he fondled, molested and took pornographic pictures of children between the ages of 10 and 16 for about 20 years starting in the mid-1970s

Sullivan taught at Cardinal Newman High School and St. Joseph’s Catholic School and volunteered to work with children.

He told the panel Wednesday he planned to marry a woman in Dubai. He also said he planned to work with a nonprofit organization called Jump Start.

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