Tennis star’s father pleads not guilty to molesting girls

first_img‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Nikolaos Philippoussis, the father of retired Australian tennis star Mark Philippoussis, listens during his arraignment at the Vista Courthouse in Vista, California. APVISTA, California — The father of retired tennis star Mark Philippoussis pleaded not guilty Thursday to molesting two 9-year-old girls while he was a private tennis instructor in California.Nikolaos Philippoussis, 68, entered pleas to 14 counts of committing lewd acts and sex acts with children. He could face life in prison if convicted.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ View comments Indians finally looking like defending AL champscenter_img 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Philippoussis is accused of molesting two of his tennis students for more than a year, beginning in June 2016.Prosecutors say the encounters took place at his home, in his car and at a San Diego County country club.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Philippoussis was arrested Tuesday at his San Diego home. At the hearing Thursday, his bail was raised from $2.5 million to $9.2 million.“It is quite a colossal amount,” defense attorney Ryan Tegnelia said. Philippoussis, an Australian citizen, was ordered to surrender his passport if he does make bail, but his attorney told the San Diego Union-Tribune that was impossible.Philippoussis’s son Mark Philippoussis was in court for the hearing but declined to comment, the newspaper reported.He is a two-time Grand Slam finalist who ranked as high as eighth in the world and helped Australia win the Davis Cup in 1999 and 2003.Philippoussis was his son’s coach for much of that career. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respitelast_img

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