Track coach, subject of OTL investigation, arrested on charges of molesting a former athlete


June 19, 2019

By Mike Kessler and Mark Fainaru-Wada

Police on Wednesday arrested a onetime Olympian and longtime track coach on charges of molesting a former athlete — one of nearly three dozen men who told Outside the Lines the coach sexually abused them over the past 44 years.

Conrad Avondale Mainwaring, 67, has been charged with one felony count of sexual battery by fraud, which is punishable by up to four years in prison. His bail was set at $1 million. When approached by Outside the Lines recently at a Los Angeles-area track, Mainwaring declined to answer questions about the men’s allegations. He also did not respond to several other interview requests.

An ongoing Outside the Lines investigation has uncovered a pattern of allegations against Mainwaring dating from the mid-1970s to as recently as 2016. Some of the earliest reported victims were teenagers — the youngest was 14 — at a New England summer camp. Others attended universities in at least three other states, including, most recently, California.

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