NY MAN SENTENCED IN CHILD SEX CASE BLAMES SUPPLEMENTS
Richard Dinizo, a 59 year old former basketball coach, already convicted in New York statecourt for sexual assaults on children, has pleaded guilty to similar charges in federalcourt. Dinizo tricked three elementary school-age girls into performing sex acts, blaming hisbehavior in part on Chinese nutritional supplements, was sentenced to 25 years to life inprison. None of the victims, two 7 year olds and a 10 year old, were players that hecoached. Officials said he convinced the girls they were playing a tasting game at hishome, having them wear a mask that covered their eyes and prevented them from being aware of thesex acts. Dinizo pleaded guilty to three counts of predatory sexual assault of a child. He still faces a federal child pornography case, which is pending.
(White Plains, New York)