'Predatory' Girls Basketball Coach Gets 25-to-Life in Prison

The girls he tricked into oral sex were 7 and 10 years old.

Richard Dinizo of Cortlandt Manor was sentenced Feb. 18, 2014 to 25  years to life in state prison
Richard Dinizo of Cortlandt Manor was sentenced Feb. 18, 2014 to 25 years to life in state prison
Richard Dinizo, a former girls basketball coach, was sentenced today to 25 
years to life in state prison, Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced.

Dinizo, 58, pleaded guilty Dec. 17 to three counts of predatory sexual assault of a child, class A violent felonies.

The charges are related to three separate criminal sexual acts—which took place at Dinizo's Cortlandt Manor home between March 1, 2008 and July 31, 2010—with three separate victims. Two of them were 7 at the time and the third was 10.

The defendant reportedly videotaped the acts.

"With each of the victims, the defendant tricked the young girls into playing a tasting game that involved the girls performing acts of oral sex," officials from the Westchester County District Attorney's office said in a December statement. "Each victim wore a mask covering their eyes that kept them unaware of the defendant's deviant sexual conduct."

Originally charged in April 2013, he was charged with five additional counts of sexual exploitation of a child and child pornography in White Plains federal court in May 2013.

The offenses were committed between March 1, 2008 and July 31, 2010 in his Cortlandt Manor home, prosecutors said.

The case was investigated by the New York State Police, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 

The defendant also faces federal charges. 

Second Deputy District Attorney Audrey Stone, Chief of the Special Prosecutions Division, and Assistant District Attorney Kenneth Borden of the Special Prosecutions Division prosecuted the case.
Sick-n-Tired February 18, 2014 at 06:05 PM
I think he got off too easy.
Sterling February 18, 2014 at 06:58 PM
Maybe he'll put together a basketball team in prison, on which he'll be the head cheerleader. I pray to God this guy gets disfigured in there, and becomes on intimate terms with taking it up the a_ _. Rah Rah Dinizo!!!!! Put a fuckin' bullet in your head, it's quicker.
Marcos Mess February 18, 2014 at 09:12 PM
Christina February 19, 2014 at 09:35 PM
Unfortunately the prison system puts scumbags like this in segregated population so they don't get beat up or killed. No idea why they don't put them in gen pop. . Idiots these people are who protect these horrible people who torture our innocent children.
New York Patriot February 19, 2014 at 10:52 PM
Sick SOB. He can play the tasting game in prison now. Let's hope they don't kill him. He needs to pay every day for what he did to innocent children.


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