Mesa gymnastics coach arrested, accused of sexual conduct with minor

- A Mesa gymnastics coach has been arrested and is accused of having a sexual relationship with a valley teen.

Mesa police say 30-year-old Nolan Knuckles had sexual contact with a boy under the age of 15.

Knuckles was a coach for the boys team at Diamondback Gymnastics.

Investigators say he met the victim while working as his coach at the gym.

The victim, a 15-year-old boy, came forward to authorities saying Knuckles had sex and gave the teen marijuana.

Diamondback Gymnastics terminated Knuckles' employment.

Police say Knuckles had coached the boy for the past few years, they are not aware of any other victims.

Knuckles has been charged with nine counts of sexual conduct with a minor and two counts of involving a minor in a drug offense.

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