ORANGE, Va. – A former youth softball coach in Virginia has been convicted on 30 of 34 sex crime counts, with the children.
News outlets report that 57-year-old Cathy Smith Rothgeb was the face of nearly two centuries behind bars for the abuse of two girls of whom she coached in Orange County.
The charges included forcible sodomy, object sexual penetration, indecent liberties with children, cruelty to children and aggravated sexual battery. She was found not guilty on four charges because the alleged sexual acts took place after one of the victims was 16.
She was accused of abusing a girl at the age of 9 to 15. The second victim testified that she has a sexual relationship with Rothgeb from the age of 15 until her first year at the university.
Rothgeb also faces 12 assault charges in Spotsylvania County.