Soccer coach gets jail for raping unconscious girl, 16, at party

A Modesto-area soccer coach was sentenced to one year in jail after pleading no contest to raping one of his 16-year-old players as she lay unconscious at his house party.

The coach, 45-year-old Timothy Lyman of Oakdale, was also sentenced Tuesday to three years probation and will be required to register as a sex offender for life.

The girl’s father, who read a statement in court during the sentencing hearing, said Lyman “deserves everything he gets,” the Modesto Bee reported.


“Whoever would do this to a 16-year-old girl is just sick,” the girl’s father said, according to Stanislaus County Deputy District Atty. Annette Rees. “This devastated my family. Lots of sleepless nights for my daughter. Sleepless nights for myself. It’s just sick.”

Oakdale police said Lyman had sex with the teen Dec. 27 last year after she passed out in his home, where he was hosting a holiday party. Lyman, who was the only adult at the party, allegedly furnished alcohol to underage drinkers, including the victim, the Bee reported.

Prosecutors argued in court that the girl was intoxicated when she fell asleep on a bed. The girl testified that she awoke to find Lyman having sex with her. She told the court she was in a state of shock as Lyman continued while she was awake, the Bee reported.

Fox 40 reported Lyman also has a teenage daughter.


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