Roseville, California Olympian Sent to Prison for Sexual Assault of Teenagers

A Placer Superior Court judge on Monday convicted a Roseville wrestling coach and former Olympian of sexually abusing underage athletes while training them for his sports business.

Judge Garen Horst sentenced Quincey Lee Clark, 52, to 19 years and four months in prison for sexual assault of a child, the Placer County District Attorney’s Office announced in a news release Tuesday afternoon.

In April, a jury found Clark guilty of 19 counts of child sexual abuse, including committing lewd acts on a child, aggravated sexual assault and forcible oral intercourse.

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Clark worked as a wrestling coach and ran a sports training business out of his Roseville home, police said. Clark was a member of USA Wrestling and competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics.

Quincey Lee Clark, 52, was sentenced on Monday, July 8, 2024, to 19 years and four months in prison for sexually abusing underage athletes he coached. Placer County District Attorney’s Office

Clark has been charged with multiple counts of committing lewd acts on a child between the ages of 14 and 15, according to court documents. The charges stem from sexual assaults that allegedly occurred in July 2020 and June 2022.

The Roseville Police Department arrested Clark in September 2022. The police department began investigating Clark on Sept. 3 of that year after receiving a tip from a “community member,” police officials said. Detectives then found minors who were being sexually assaulted.

Prosecutors said Clark repeatedly sexually abused minors he trained at his home wrestling gym.

According to the district attorney’s office, private wrestling lessons advertised by Clark quickly turned into massages for two of the victims before turning into “inappropriate massages” for some of the private sessions.

Investigators found the child sexual abuse occurred “after significant preparation” by Clark, who ordered the athletes not to tell their parents so he could continue training them, prosecutors said.

Clark remained in the Placer County Jail Tuesday, awaiting transfer to a prison in California.

Rosalio Ahumada covers breaking crime and public safety for The Sacramento Bee. He speaks Spanish fluently and has been a reporter in the Central Valley since 2004.