MEDFORD, Ore. A gymnastics coach accused of filming his students in changing rooms without their knowledge
had been the subject of previous sexual abuse allegations.
The Mail Tribune reports
Jeffrey Scott Bettman, 54, was sued for sexual abuse in Santa Barbara, California,
in 2000, where he was a coach for more than 20 years for a youth gymnastics
team once run by the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Prosecutors have charged
Bettman with encouraging child sex abuse. A judge has ordered him to stay away
from minors and from gymnastics facilities in Grants Pass and Medford.
A representative from the university regents says The California case
went to trial and the court dismissed the charges.