Laurel swim coach pleads guilty to child abuse

A Laurel swim coach is facing 10 years in jail for felony child abuse after entering a guilty plea this Wednesday.

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Christopher Huott was charged in April after a girl he coached and babysat told police he abused her in the 1980s from the time she was 7 years old until she was 12.

Huott, 52, of Fulton pleaded guilty to a single count of felony child abuse. His sentencing will take place next month and prosecutors are recommending a maximum 10 years in jail as part of the plea agreement.

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He is the founder and owner of the Maryland Suburban Swim Club.

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