Former NC wrestling coach accused of molestation found guilty, sentenced to 34 years
GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — A former wrestling coach convicted of molesting three of his players will spend at least 34 years in prison, according to WSOC.
The jury announced its verdict Tuesday, finding Scott Goins guilty of 17 of the 20 charges against him.
His wife addressed the court, saying it will be very hard to raise their children alone.
During the sentencing hearing, the judge decided that Goins will serve at least 34 years and 10 months in prison before he will be eligible for release.
Goins is accused of sexually abusing three students while they were wrestlers at East Gaston High School. One of the victims also addressed the court and said he’s sorry he didn’t come forth sooner.