EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. - A former Monroe County volunteer wrestling coach admitted in court he sexually molested two boys for several years beginning in 2006.
Ron Gorman, 52, formerly of Stroud Township, Pennsylvania, and currently of Marietta, Georgia, pleaded guilty to two counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child after admitting he molested the victims for a number of years beginning in 2006.
Gorman faced more than 500 counts of criminal charges and was originally scheduled for a pretrial motions hearing on Friday, but, prior to the hearing, he decided to plead guilty.
It all began in September 2016 when Pennsylvania State Police were notified of an investigation in Georgia with regards to Gorman and allegations of sexual activity between him and some of the youth on his wrestling team.
A subsequent investigation uncovered two victims from Monroe County, Pennsylvania, and Gorman was charged in late February and early March 2017 in relation to those accusations.
Both victims said when Gorman was their volunteer wrestling coach, he gained their trust and then began sexually abusing them.
The victims said the abuse continued for multiple years both in Monroe County and even in Georgia, after Gorman and his family had moved.
Also, during the investigation, more victims in Pennsylvania came forward with sexual abuse allegations against Gorman.
However, authorities say the majority of these victims reported abuse while Gorman was a martial arts instructor in the mid to late 1980s and the statute of limitations prevented prosecution.
Per his guilty plea, Gorman will eventually be sentenced to a 20 – 40 year prison term in a Pennsylvania facility.
As part of his plea, Gorman will also enter into a separate guilty plea in his case currently pending in Georgia.
Sentencing is scheduled for February 20, 2018.