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Youth basketball coach arrested in molestation case

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Richard J. Dinizo, 58, of Cortlandt Manor, N.Y. (New York State Police photo) Richard J. Dinizo, 58, of Cortlandt Manor, N.Y. (New York State Police photo)
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A basketball coach for a private youth league in the Hudson Valley is accused of molesting a 10-year-old girl in his home three years ago, according to officials and a report. Police are concerned more victims could be out there.

State troopers and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested Richard J. Dinizo, 58, of Cortlandt Manor, on Friday morning, officials said.

Authorities charged him with one count of first-degree criminal sex act for an incident that allegedly took place at his house in 2010.

He was arraigned in town court and then taken to the Westchester County Jail without bail.

He is a woodworker and a volunteer coach with the Westchester Basketball Association, LoHud.com reported.

Dinizo has been active with a girls team dating back to at least the mid 1990s, the State Police said.

Police are asking any other alleged victims or witnesses to call the State Police Cortlandt barracks at (914) 737-7171.

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office, the Putnam County District Attorney, and the Westchester County District Attorney helped with the investigation, police said. 

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