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The events in the case of David Scott Zimmerman, a basketball coach at Vincentian High School in Pittsburgh:



Vincentian High School hires Zimmerman to coach boys’ basketball. A year later, he added teaching English and running the athletic department to his portfolio.


June 1995
Vincentian principal rates Zimmerman's work as unsatisfactory because of failure to follow rules and improper conduct.


August 1995
A basketball player tells Vincentian's principal that Zimmerman forced him to choose among three inappropriate actions in return for keeping a secret. The principal dropped her inquiry when the parents took their son out of  the school.


December 1998
Another player and his parents complain to Vincentian about Zimmerman’s conduct. Zimmerman is forced to resign. McCandless police are notified and interview 13 boys who describe sexual misconduct by Zimmerman.


January 1999
Vincentian agrees not to disclose why Zimmerman resigned, and Zimmerman agrees not to sue Duquesne.


March 1999
McCandless police charge Zimmerman with corruption of minors and simple assault.


July 1999
U.S. Attorney charges Zimmerman with possession of child pornography.


January 2001
Zimmerman pleads guilty to corruption of minors and is sentenced to one year of probation.


October 2002
Federal pornography charge is dismissed because of an improper search warrant.


July 2008
Harmar police charge Zimmerman with sexual assault of a 20-year-old man.


October 2009
Zimmerman pleads no contest to simple assault in the Harmar case. He is sentenced to 12 month's probation.


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  • Hes still working with and hanging out with teen boys under the curtain of a non profit organization! - by Rhonda Rigsby Hatfield on January 19, 2013 - 6:29pm
  • Yeah my son WAS working for him at van ness grille in sharpsburg. He clised that down n is opening a new restaurant across the river. - by Lynn Wesley on May 14, 2014 - 7:24pm
  • Address of his new place is 4616 Allegheny River Blvd.Verona. not open or named as of yet. - by Lynn Wesley on May 14, 2014 - 7:53pm
  • He took my brothers dog while he lay in ICU and refuses to tell us where it is now that my brother is out. - by Stella Kee on January 24, 2015 - 10:24am
  • I would like the parents of the children he abused to show up at his next hearing at Sharpsburg Maguistrate Office Wed., Feb. 25 regarding dog theft. - by Stella Kee on February 20, 2015 - 6:59am
  • This is messed up... just wanna spread this man's name far and wide. You don't mess with a man's best friend, or ppls children! - by Michael Patterson on February 22, 2015 - 3:49am