Junior-golf coach held on child molestation charges

A junior-golf coach in Livermore, Calif., was charged Tuesday with more than five dozen counts of child molestation, the San Jose Mercury News reported.

Andrew Michael Nisbet, 31, faces 65 felony counts, including lewd acts on a child and arranging sexual meetings with minors, after he allegedly assaulted two male victims over a three-year period from 2009 to ’12, according to the Mercury News.

Nisbet was arrested Saturday while working at Los Positas Golf Course, the day before he was to have received the Junior Golf Leader Award from the PGA of America’s Northern California Section.

Nisbet was being held without bail in the Santa Rita Jail. His plea-entry hearing is scheduled for Jan. 15. Police are said to be interviewing more potential victims.

After his arrest, Nisbet was fired from his job as the director of instruction for the GRIP Junior Golf Academy, which is based at Las Positas and has 175 youngsters enrolled, according to the Mercury News.

Nisbet was hired in 2006 after stints as a golf pro at the Country Club of Birmingham (Ala.) and Beech Woods Golf Course in Southfield, Mich. He majored in professional golf management at Mississippi State.

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