Scud’s dad in not guilty plea

Townsville Bulletin - - NATION -

TEN­NIS in­struc­tor Niko­laos “Nick” Philip­pous­sis has pleaded not guilty to 14 counts of sex­u­ally as­sault­ing two nineyear- old girls he was pri­vately coach­ing and faces a 210- year sen­tence if found guilty. The 68- year- old Aus­tralian ap­peared in hand­cuffs at the San Diego Su­pe­rior Court, where he was slapped with a mas­sively in­creased bail of $ 9.2 mil­lion, up from $ 2.5 mil­lion. His lawyers did not op­pose the bail in­crease and said Philip­pous­sis would not be ap­ply­ing be­cause he could not raise it any­way. Philip­pous­sis’s part­ner, along with his son, Mark, the for­mer ten­nis star, were in court but made no com­ment to me­dia.

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