February 21, 2018

Former wrestling coach will spend at least 20 years in prison for sexual abuse


STROUDSBURG – A former Stroud Township resident, currently of Marietta, Georgia, was sentenced today in two separate criminal cases filed in March, 2017.  Sentencing comes after Ron Gorman, 52, tendered a plea of guilty in both cases on Friday, November 3, 2017.  Gorman had been facing over 500 counts of criminal charges related to the victimization of two Monroe County youth wrestlers who Gorman coached between the years of 2006 and 2009.  Gorman pled guilty to one count of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child in both cases.   

In both cases, Gorman received a sentence of no less than 10 years to no more than 20 years to run consecutive to each other.  The total aggregate sentence for Gorman is no less than twenty years to no more than 40 years.  As such, Gorman who is now 52, will not be eligible for parole until he is 72 years of age.

In September 2016, Pennsylvania State Police received information regarding an ongoing investigation in Georgia with regards to Gorman and allegations of inappropriate behavior of a sexual nature when Gorman was a wrestling coach.  It was also reported that Gorman had been a volunteer wrestling coach in Monroe County between the years of 2006 and 2009 prior to moving to Georgia with his family.  During the investigation, two victims were identified in Pennsylvania. 

Gorman will be required, based upon the plea, to be a lifetime registrant under Megan’s Law. 


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