Accuser describes alleged physical abuse by wrestling coach

Goins trial day 5

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- A second accuser took the stand in the Scott Goins trial Tuesday. The former East Gaston High wrestling coach faces multiple child sex crime charges.

The second accuser spoke of multiple occasions where Goins allegedly sexually molested him in a very similar manner brought to the court by the first accuser last week. The young man said these acts took place during what the coach called "mental training" and while on wrestling trips out of town.

"Those accusations are true and the reason I know it is because it happened to me," the accuser told the jury.

The second accuser said he found the courage to step forward after hearing another wrestler notified authorities. The accuser spoke about his time in wrestling program, starting in 1997 as a score keeper in middle school until the time he graduated in 2004.

The accuser told the jury of multiple incidents where Goins forced him to strip down and touch the coach's private area. The accuser said the acts happened during mental training at the accuser's home while his parents were not there.

"I wanted to just jump out of my window and just run to my neighbor's house," said the accuser.

"Why didn't you?" questioned District Attorney Locke Bell.

"I was scared. I didn't know what he was going to do. I've seen what he was capable of," the accuser responded.

The former wrestler says the coach was known for brutally humiliating wrestlers.

"He would get on top of us grab our underwear and put his head into us, into our back and roll over us with all his weight to create a force to pull our underwear off to rip our underwear off again. I saw it so bad to another wrestler one time when Scott Goins pulled his underwear up there was blood on it from where he had ripped," said the accuser.

The defense began cross examination of the accuser just before court recessed. His questioning will continue Wednesday morning.


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