DURHAM, N.C. — A former Durham gymnastics coach indicted for sex crimes against three young gymnasts has been offered a plea agreement — that comes with a much lighter sentence.
This week, however, a judge refused to accept the agreement as written.
Stephen Maness, the man at the center of this case, once operated Bull City Gymnastics. He has been accused of assaulting three young girls who were enrolled there.
Stephen Maness, Bull City Gymnastics Durham coach, facing criminal charges, suspended from contact by USA Gymnastics
Maness was accused of assaulting one young gymnast