April 14, 2024
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A former North County swim teacher who was arrested twice on allegations of molesting younger swim college students was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in state jail.

Nicholas Piazza, 20, previously an teacher at Callan Swim College in San Marcos, was arrested on allegations of inappropriately touching a 8-year-old boy throughout a lesson there in the summertime of 2021. He was later launched on bail and ordered to not work with kids.

He was arrested once more final fall after what prosecutors allege was inappropriate touching of two different boys — a 5-year-old and a 7-year-old — throughout non-public classes in June and September of 2022. Piazza was ordered held with out bail following his second arrest and has remained in custody since final September.

He pleaded responsible to a felony depend of a lewd or lascivious act in opposition to a minor below the age of 14 and two misdemeanor counts of annoying or molesting a toddler.

Together with the eight-year sentence, Piazza will probably be required to register as a intercourse offender.

In an announcement launched after the listening to, San Diego County District Lawyer Summer season Stephan stated, “This defendant violated the belief positioned in him by the mother and father of the victims within the worst means doable and triggered hurt and trauma to his victims along with his lascivious crimes. Right this moment a measure of justice was handed down for the victims, their households and the neighborhood affected by this disturbing crime.”

Callan Swim College was later sued by a guardian of one of many victims, in response to The Coast Information, which reported earlier this yr that the lawsuit was settled for $40,000.