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.
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 McDaid January 19, 2014 at 01:57 PM
Rick S. Thank you for your post.


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