FEDERAL COURT UPHOLDS SENTENCE FOR IOWA COACH WHO ABUSED MORE THAN 400 BOYS. Gregory Stephen molested boys on at least 15 occasions between 1999 and 2018

January 5, 2021
Fox News

A federal appeals court upheld a life prison sentence Monday for an influential Iowa youth basketball coach who used his position to sexually exploit more than 400 boys over 20 years.

A panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Gregory Stephen’s argument that his 180-year sentence was excessive because he did not kill or physically injure his victims.

Stephen, 45, worked with Iowa’s most promising youth players as a coach of the Iowa Barnstormers, which was sponsored by Adidas and competed nationally. Many of the teenagers