27-year old Nicholas Diaco, the former head coach of Wyoming Area Secondary Center girls volleyball team in Exeter, Pennsylvania, has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of corruption of minors and two misdemeanor counts of indecent assault before a county judge, according to Luzerne County court records.
Diaco was first charged in September 2016, accused of allegedly sending sexually explicit text messages to two minors he coached. According to prosecutors, a search through the girls’ phones showed lengthy sexually explicit messages in which Diaco stated to want to do specific sex acts with the girls and inviting the girls to lie to their parents in order to come to his house.
After his arrest in September, Diaco resigned his coaching position, and has been freed after posting $25k bail. The county judge ordered him to have no contact where minors frequent, including schools and parks, and he will be required to undergo a sex offender treatment evaluation and register as a sex offender. Sentencing is schedule for January 12.
In his three years as a coach at the school, Diaco had a 33-18 record, leading Wyoming Area Secondary Center’s squad to a ranking of 76thin the state.
This is the latest of many accusations that have hit youth volleyball in the United States in 2017. Below, you’ll find additional VolleyMob articles on volleyball coaches arrested on sex crime related charges:
- Alabama high school coach arrested for sexual contact with student
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- New York high school volleyball coach arrested on sex charges
- High school volleyball coach arrested for having sex with student
- Virginia high school volleyball coach charged with sex-related charges
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