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William Bohonyi, of Columbus, pleaded guilty on Thursday to two counts of sexual battery after the diver said he started pressing her for sex when she was a teenager

Ex-Ohio State dive coach pleads guilty to sexual battery after victim said he started pushing her into sex when she was just 16

  • William Bohonyi pleaded guilty on Thursday to two counts of sexual battery
  • The allegations against the ex-dive coach at Ohio State University related to sexual encounters with the female diver when she was 16
  • Estee Pryor, now 21, accused Bohonyi of taking care of her sexually when she was a teenager and claimed that he forced her to have sex within a week of each other
  • Bohonyi & # 39; s lawyer stated that the coach had a consensual relationship with the victim and that the case was not as bad as it was portrayed
  • Ohio State fired Bohonyi in August 2014 and has been on the prohibited list of USA Diving since February 2015
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William Bohonyi, of Columbus, pleaded guilty on Thursday to two counts of sexual battery after the diver said he started pressing her for sex when she was a teenager

William Bohonyi, of Columbus, pleaded guilty on Thursday to two counts of sexual battery after the diver said he started pressing her for sex when she was a teenager

A former Ohio State dive coach was guilty of having a sexual battery about sexual encounters he had with a female diver when she was just 16.

William Bohonyi, of Columbus, pleaded guilty on Thursday to two counts of sexual battery after the diver said he started pressing her for sex when she was a teenager.

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Former diver Eszter Pryor, now 21, publicly accused Bohonyi of taking care of her sexually when she was a teenager, claiming that he forced her to have sex within a week of the meeting.

Bohonyi & # 39; s lawyer stated that the coach had a consensual relationship with the victim and that the case was not as bad as it was portrayed.

Pryor is one of the divers who charges US Diving based in Indianapolis and claims that it has not done enough to stop Bohonyi.

USA Diving says it did not knowingly participate in alleged misconduct.

The state of Ohio fired Bohonyi in August 2014.

Pryor previously claimed that Bohonyi, then 27 years old, sexually abused her in July 2014 while training at the Ohio State Dive Club.

She said she had no experience with men when the coach approached her and complimented her.

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The relationship would be sexual within a week and last a few months.

Pryor said earlier that she felt trapped in the relationship because she was afraid to report the abuse about the possible consequences she might experience.

Former diver Eszter Pryor, now 21, publicly accused Bohonyi of taking care of her sexually when she was a teenager and claims that he forced her to have sex within a week of each other

Former diver Eszter Pryor, now 21, publicly accused Bohonyi of taking care of her sexually when she was a teenager and claims that he forced her to have sex within a week of each other

Former diver Eszter Pryor, now 21, publicly accused Bohonyi of taking care of her sexually when she was a teenager and claims that he forced her to have sex within a week of each other

She filed a federal lawsuit against Bohonyi last year claiming that he & # 39; psychologically forced her to believe that she should perform sexual services in exchange for her continued involvement in diving & # 39 ;.

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& # 39; He was at her age, vulnerability, dreaming of becoming an Olympian, and using the power structure and imbalance of power to make her believe she had to maintain him sexually in exchange for her involvement in diving for Team USA # 39; the lawsuit stated.

The lawsuit claimed that USA Diving initially refused to investigate the coach, but later turned the course when another athlete put forward similar allegations.

After hearing the allegations, the Ohio State said it had informed Police Police, USA Diving, and Franklin County Children's Services.

A campus police investigation was opened in August 2014 and then closed at the request of Pryor before it was reopened in January last year, also at the request of the former diver, according to the university.

Pryor is one of the two former divers who sue Bohonyi, Ohio State University and USA Diving. He accuses them of ignoring or hindering investigations into allegations that the coach sexually abused them when they were young athletes.

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Bohonyi has been on the forbidden list of USA Diving since February 2015 for violating codes of conduct relating to sexual misconduct.

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