New Charges Filed Against Livermore Golf Pro Accused of Sexually Abusing Boys

Andrew Michael Nisbet now faces 75 felony counts involving three boys.

By Bay City News Service

New charges involving an additional victim were filed today against an award-winning Livermore golf pro who is accused of sexually abusing boys he had been teaching.

Andrew Michael Nisbet, 31, who lives in Livermore and worked at the Las Positas Golf Course in that city, was charged last month with 65 felony counts involving two young boys. He now faces an additional 10 counts, most of which involve a third young boy.

[Related article: Lawyer Says Golf Coach Facing 30 Years to Life for Sexual Abuse]

Nisbet, who is being held without bail at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, was arraigned on the amended complaint against him -- which is 42 pages long -- in Alameda County Superior Court in Pleasanton Wednesday and is scheduled to return to court on Feb. 20 to enter a plea.

Livermore police couldn't be immediately reached for comment on the new charges but said in December that their investigation at that point had indicated that the suspected abuse occurred in their city between 2009 and 2012.

They said Nisbet coached children throughout the state as well as nationally and it is suspected that he sexually assaulted at least several male children between the ages of 12 and 17 years in Livermore.

Livermore police spokesman Steve Goard said in December that authorities believe that Nisbet may also have abused boys in other locations where he coached, such as in Michigan, North Carolina, Mississippi and Alabama.

Police said Las Positas Golf Course officials fired Nisbet after learning of his arrest. Among the charges Nisbet is facing are oral copulation by force; oral copulation of a person under the age of 16; oral copulation of a person under age 18; lewd and lascivious acts with a child 14 or 15 years of age; distribution or exhibition of lewd material to a minor; and arranging a meeting with a minor for the purpose of engaging in lewd and lascivious behavior.

The original charges against Nisbet were filed shortly after the PGA's Northern California Section announced that it had given him its 2013 Junior Golf Leader Award for his work with young golfers. For the past five years, Nisbet has helped plan and run the U.S. Kids Golf World Championships in Pinehurst, N.C., according to the PGA.
leah B January 15, 2014 at 04:26 PM
How disgusting and awful this is. I don't understand how this could go on for so long without anyone suspecting anything?!
Maurice Duenas January 15, 2014 at 04:50 PM
Innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, not the court of popular opinion.
Such Troll January 15, 2014 at 05:11 PM
Maurice Duenas, shut up with that B.S. He has been charged with over 70 counts. This sick f**cker deserves to rot in prison and then rot in hell. This is a news blog not a court of law so I will keep expressing my hate for this sicko and now you.
tracy January 15, 2014 at 05:16 PM
How can he be innocent? He admitted to doing it already to the police:(
DH January 15, 2014 at 06:08 PM
leah B January 15, 2014 at 06:12 PM
I agree. Innocent until proven guilty my ass. Just by looking at his mug shot, you can tell what a sick person he is. I feel for the children and the parents.
Maurice Duenas January 15, 2014 at 07:48 PM
You are one sick person "just by looking at his mug shot, you can tell what a sick person he is" You must be God or his only begotten son to think that you have the power to determine guilt or innocence just by the way a person looks. I hope that someday you get arrested and we will see what sort of mug shot you present. And, until he pleads guilty and accepts the sentence, the American way of justice is that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Even a confession can be reversed. You are all sick people who should never be on a jury because of your instant prejudicial views on everything.
Autumn Johnson (Troll) January 15, 2014 at 08:06 PM
Maurice, you seem like a sociopath. I bet you still believe that Jerry Sandusky is innocent. An hero yourself.
Such Troll January 15, 2014 at 08:31 PM
Maurice you are the stupidest person who has ever commented on this blog site. To compare your intelligence to dirt, would be an insult to dirt. You're like a turkey in the rain that can't keep itself from drowning. I hope you bury your head in sand and let us all come bye to kick you in the a-hole. I second that you are a prime candidate for an hero.
leah B January 15, 2014 at 08:38 PM
Maurice, would feel the same way if your child was one of the victims??
Maurice Duenas January 15, 2014 at 09:14 PM
Probable cause gets many people arrested. Guilty beyond a reasonable doubt is the legal challenge that must be met before you can call him all the names all of you have been doing. The police arrest many people who are never prosecuted or are found to be not guilty. The DA stacks the charges in hopes of making their case look good. So, wait for the trial, as you are not the judge and jury. Shame on all of you for turning this into a communist feeding frenzy.
Such Troll January 15, 2014 at 09:18 PM
O so now we are communist. Tell me something Maurice, do you know this a-hole personally?
Autumn Johnson (Troll) January 15, 2014 at 11:05 PM
Since when was 70 counts of sexual assault considered probable cause? Sounds like an open and shut case, Johnson!
tracy January 16, 2014 at 12:10 AM
Maurice...did you not read my comment? He told the police he did this.
Maurice Duenas January 16, 2014 at 12:20 AM
By respecting the law, we preserve the common good.
leah B January 16, 2014 at 12:23 AM
Use your common judgement and get your head out of your ass.
Autumn Johnson (Troll) January 16, 2014 at 12:30 AM
I think Maurice has taken one too many puffs of the flesh pipe.
leah B January 16, 2014 at 12:32 AM
Let's not forget Will Shakespeare, "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers. (2 Henry VI, 4.2.59)
Terry January 16, 2014 at 09:44 AM
am I really having money taken out of my paycheck to pay for taxes to provide food clothing and shelter to this confessed pedophile? Can we allow him to commit suicide if he wants? I don't want to have $ taken out of my paycheck to care for him the next 40 years of his life. After his fair trial...Why should I? I'm working 2 jobs to try and make ends meet. I'm playing by the rules and now I have to pay for his food, clothes and shelter? I don't have cable but he does in Santa Rita. I don't have free healthcare but he does in Santa Rita. He has free dental in jail too. Wtf?
Tank Murdoch January 16, 2014 at 09:45 AM
I'd love to spit some Beech Nut in that dudes eye
Pedro January 16, 2014 at 12:17 PM
I understand your frustration Terry. Shoot, all of us should be frustrated with the system when you put it like that. But we all know that karma is going to come back to this man and LITERALLY f'k him in the a$$ while he is in prison. We're talking about a white golf pro heading to prison for sexually abusing boys. His fancy a$$ is going to be the main course in the buffet line for some hungry men. And even though I hate the fact that our money is being used to provide him with all that you specified, I also feel a bit satisfied that this man deserves what's coming to him, on him and in him when he gets to prison.
Becky January 16, 2014 at 12:52 PM
I don't like all that money being spent on him either. I'd rather see it spent for counseling for the kids he abused, and programs teaching kids to sock pedophiles in the nuts.
Maurice Duenas January 16, 2014 at 02:28 PM
There is no crime in America today that is as emotionally charged as child sexual abuse. If you start adding words such as "mass molestation" (multiple victims, multiple perpetrators) you have taken this very emotionally charged subject and turned it into a nuclear legal issue. There is no other crime charged in English-speaking countries where the accused is so generally presumed to be guilty even before any evidence is presented. From the moment a person is accused of this crime, it is assumed by all that there must be some truth to the allegations simply because they were made by a child
Donny Foscalina January 16, 2014 at 02:57 PM
When did Andrew Nisbet change his name to Maurice Duenas and how does he have Internet access!? Maurice. The Baguettes. Hurry up!
Such Troll January 16, 2014 at 03:07 PM
Maurice Duenas, he admitted to it you jackass. Wait.... have you have been trolling us this whole time, in that case bravo. You sure did get a rise out of these people. No one can be as dumb as you pretended to be, can they??
Autumn Johnson (Troll) January 16, 2014 at 03:27 PM
Maurice is not a troll, he is just delusional. He is probably sitting in a bomb shelter right now, stroking it to a replay of the OJ Simpson murder trial verdict.
Rick Sanchez January 17, 2014 at 12:02 AM
Don't get so up in arms about Maurice. Patriots always support the law of the land. This dirtbag will get his due if he's guilty. No lynch mob required. We have a system of law and it works most of the time. The problem is not Maurice, its the weak laws that don't allow us to put these guys away FOREVER. Send your energy there, not ridiculing a guy who believes in our system of law (for what it's worth)!
Rick Sanchez January 17, 2014 at 12:16 AM
What's good is that they got this guy... What's bad is the notion that they might not be able to find enough unbiased jurors to put this guy away! Think about it people! We need our system to work. And we need people to use their anger at this type of crime to make penalties more severe... Call your representatives and tell them you are tired of pedophiles who get off and return to molest again. Tell them you want these guys treated like every other criminal and not given special treatment in jail until they are released. The risk to doing this to kids has got to match the punishment. Trust the system and work to adjust the system... That is the best thing we can do for our society.
DeAnna Senft McDaid January 19, 2014 at 01:57 PM
Rick S. Thank you for your post.


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