Former Grapevine Volleyball Coach Gets 15 Years for Raping Teenager on Team

A former Grapevine volleyball coach has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting a teenager on his team.Damian Merrick, 49, who owned the Grapevine Volleyball Club, was convicted Friday of one count of sexual assault of a child and one count of delivering marijuana to a child. He was found not guilty on a second sexual-assault charge.A jury sentenced Merrick on Thursday.Merrick was arrested in 2015 on allegations that he had raped a 16-year-old girl at her Grapevine home when her parents weren't there. Police documents say he gave the girl and other teens marijuana, and then forced the girl to have sex with him in a bathroom.  Continue reading...

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