Former Holy Family Coach Charged with Sexual Misconduct

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A former Holy Family coach has been charged with sexual misconduct.

According to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, 59-year-old Timothy James “TJ” Garin, former tennis coach at Holy Family Catholic School in Victoria, has been charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Southwest News Media reports a student reportedly told the school they had been sexually assaulted by Garin beginning in 2015.

The sheriff’s report said school officials notified them on Sept. 4.

Sheriff Jason Kamerud says “The school immediately notified law enforcement after receiving the report from the former student.”

The school confirmed that Garin, from Mound, was placed on administrative leave in September. President Michael Brennan says he is no longer employed at Holy Family as a result of the “troubling and serious” charges.

The Sheriff’s Office said Garin was arrested Tuesday and could face up to 10 years in prison or a $20,000 fine, or both.

Garin is currently in the Carver County Jail with a bond of $100,000 or a $10,000 cash bail.

His next court appearance is Oct. 23.

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