LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- A former Maryland swim coach was sentenced to at least a decade behind bars on Thursday for child sex abuse charges.
Christopher Huott, of Fulton, Md., was the founder and owner of the Maryland Suburban Swim Club in Laurel.
In March, police say they were contacted by a female victim who disclosed that Huott engaged her in sex acts on numerous occasions while she was a minor. According to police, the abuse started in the 1980s when the victim was seven years old, and continued for years. Huott was the victim's swim coach at the time.
The victim and her husband spoke at the sentencing, where they showed the judge pictures of the victim when she was on the swim team.
Two of Huott's brothers spoke on his behalf, saying that what happened was wrong but they know their brother is a good man.