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Gymnastics coach found guilty of sexual battery of 11-year-old girl, sentenced to 6 years

Brian D. Nguyen, 44, of Sterling, was arrested and charged with one count of aggravated sexual battery. (Photo: Loudoun County Sheriff's Office)

A Virginia man was convicted of aggravated sexual battery in Loudoun County Thursday.

According to the Loudoun County Commonwealth Attorney's Office, Brian Dinh Nguyen, 44, of Sterling, targeted an 11-year-old girl at a gymnastics facility where he was working as a gymnastics coach and repeatedly touched her inappropriately while she was at a free gym event celebrating her friend's birthday on Dec. 2, 2017.

The girl, who was with her friend at the time, told their parents what happened following the incident.

On Thursday, a jury deliberated for nearly seven hours and found Nguyen guilty of aggravated sexual battery.

Nguyen's formal sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 11, 2018.

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