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Former N.C. State Diving Coach Fights Deportation Order

Posted December 30, 2003

— The Department of Homeland Security is keeping a former North Carolina State University diving coach behind bars.

John Candler was detained on immigration matters and granted bond earlier in December, but the government appealed. He resigned from his job after a woman brought his 1966 child molestation conviction to the attention of university officials.

The native of England has been in the process of appealing a deportation order since 1998. He was recently moved to the Mecklenburg County Jail.

Candler has a hearing in Atlanta on Jan. 16.

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