Federal grand jury indicts former gymnastics coach accused of r...

A federal grand jury indicted a former East Rochester gymnastics coach Thursday who is accused of rape. Full Story
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Sofia, Bulgaria

#1 Jan 30, 2006
it is amazingly easy to accuse a coach in sexual abuse of minors. gymnastic coaches have to touch their trainees to help them get on a sport equipment for example. it is also amazingly easy to create "clues" for unlawful e-mail correspondence. i strongly object of Mr. Penev being considered a paedophile before a court verdict.
As a Bulgarian, i know of Mr. Penev as a sportsman. I always admired him and many other Bulgarian gymnasts who were the backbone of our national team in the 90's. some of them are now coaching in the US and they are doing a fine job.
I don't believe he did the things he is now accused of and i am sure that he will go free.
hold on, Marian!!!
Kathy

Rochester, NY

#2 Feb 21, 2006
He admitted to having sex with this girl. it was consensual, BUT, she is a KID, PERIOD! He is a sick bast ard!
A Friend

Seattle, WA

#3 Sep 10, 2006
This whole story seems like a set-up. In most cases like this the defendant is issued a reasonble bail, the word on the street is that the family of the girl making these accusations is well connected with law enforcement people. It is rediculous to consider Marian a flight risk. He had almost one month after his original arrest to flee if he was inclined to do that. Also he turned himself in when the original arrest warrent was issued, is this the actions of a guilty man....not hardley.
I believe the US attourneys office is being too aggressive and grabbing headlines and TV time...pretty sad.

I hope that the media gives Marian as much coverage when he is found innocent.
Mary

Chicago, IL

#4 Nov 8, 2006
I am amazed at the amount of ignorance in the world. Do you honestly believe a family has nothing better to do with their time than file false charges?? Do you realize all that goes into this and what the family is going through. This is not "fun" and this family is going through a very traumatic event. This is a family that is very well respected by all who know them and those who know them are standing by them. Personally I am looking forward to seeing all of these ignorant fools choke on their vicious words towards the family when Marian either pleads guilty or is found guilty. Either way - he will go to jail because he is guilty. I sincerely hope he had a nice, big boyfriend as a cell mate because he will deserve everything that will be forthcoming.
Denver

Rochester, NY

#5 Nov 29, 2006
Assumptions, assumptions, assumptions.....does anyone know the facts of this case? How about the evidence being presented? You might want to hear some before jumping to conclusions. I totally agree with Mary. Who on Earth wants the public to know that their teenager daughter was raped? What "fun" could come out of having your family name slandered across the media? Imagine this young girl....having to deal with her peers, adults that don't believe her, and having to re-tell whatever story there may be over and over to the cops, the court, etc. Why would a young girl, put herself through this? Justice will, hopefully, prevail!
A Friend

Seattle, WA

#6 Dec 3, 2006
I guess you both were there and witnessed the rape? You should come forward with your evewitness testimony. Marian may have to plead guilty to avoid a long prison sentence. From my understanding noone was forced to do anything. Have you read her notes to him?
A Friend

Seattle, WA

#7 Dec 3, 2006
There are many people that are showing an incredible mount of support for Marian's family. Regardless of what you may think of the accusations. His wife and children are vitims of this also.

I don.t see a lot of compassion for them. Just hate for the sake of hate. So Mary and Denver enjoy your holier then thou lives. I'm personally glad I'm not your neighbor.
stop pedophiles

Rochester, NY

#8 Dec 5, 2006
"A friend" - You are an immoral and ignorant person. If you have children -they should be taken from you. You are not fit to make intelligent decisions!!
How dare you slander a child. May you rot in hell, right next to the Penev's. No one should support this behavior!
Mary

United States

#9 Dec 5, 2006
Unfortunately Justice HAS NOT been served after the Pedophile plead guilty yesterday. The only just sentence would be for him to spend a minimum of 30 years in ATTICA - not some federal "country club" prison.

Regarding the victim's "notes" - apparently you are unable to comprehend the hold that these coaches have. This CHILD had been his student since the age of FIVE - he manipulated physically AND psychologically.

Supporters of the pedophile - get a grip and open your damn eyes. If you had bothered to attend the hearings you could have heard him yourself plead guilty to each disgusting act. He is pleading guilty because he is guilty but unfortunately he is not being punished severely enough.
stop pedophiles

Rochester, NY

#10 Dec 5, 2006
Amen, Mary

Where is the common sense in this country? You made my day!!

Anyone knowing the "facts" in this case knows "the pedophile" is guilty, guilty...on all counts. He wouldn't dare take his chances of going to trial. How parents can continue to allow thier cildren in that gym amazes me.

His wife is NOT a victim because she chose to victimize the child, also.
New

Rochester, NY

#11 Dec 5, 2006
There's something About Mary

Something odd.... How do you think the wife victimiezed this child.

Marian is in jail....how is the Gym unsafe? It has one of the most open and secure floor plans around, obviously you have not seen all the recent changes. To blaim his wife for his actions is ignorant,,,,who do you blame for your lack of common sense?

The next thing I predict, is that the family of the girl will try to Sue for big bucks!!!! You will see that I am correct my nieve Mary.
stop pedophiles

Rochester, NY

#12 Dec 5, 2006
Open & secure??? How interesting!! Tell me how secure is a buidling when a coach can molest a child while others are in the area. This happened at that gym. Mrs. Penev was also an owner and she is responsible for the safety of all children in their care. Hopefully, someone will read your statement and inform the paents of your brillant idea to sue.
New again

Seattle, WA

#13 Dec 5, 2006
As I read the reactions to my note, I found it interesting that no one directly responded to my observations. The gym has a new owner, there have been many changes instituded to try to insure that this could not happen again. No system is perfect, but why try to destroy the new owner and now attempt to shift the blame to his wife. Perhaps his children should be punished also. When I see hate like this, it truely makes be asshammed of how normally good people can turn into a mob. I do not personally support Marian, I imagine that he was punished appropriatly. He has lost everything he held dear. I guess you get some joy from that fact.
His wife is an incredibly resiiant person, who is now trying to gather the peices of her life and go forward with the responsibility of raising two young boys on her own.
When I hear words like "ROT IN HELL" I know the letter came from someone that has some kind of twisted christian values. Its very similar to "HE's A Martyr Now" when a muslem mother is so proud that he son blew himself up to kill inocent people in the name of Allah.
There's a lot of hate out there, at least Marian is in jail, Who do we have to protect us from you sick individuals.
Stop Pedophles....Is it your contention that she was personaly responsible for watching and protecting over 600 students. She was not there 24/7.
Her commitment to all those children in my opinion is without question.....If you knew her, you would not say such things. She is devistated by what has unfolded over the past year. But, she has held her head up high and continued to go to work as an employee rather then owner, and be there for the children that count on her expert skills as a coach. This dedication shows brilliantly....this past weekend at a well attended compitition. She and her girls won every major event(agai). As a parent with a child attending her school, I would not hesitate trusting my most precious gift to her care. I believe she will continue to persivere, inspite of a few hateful or perhaps jealous individuals or what ever it is that drives you to try and trash her.
WOW

Seattle, WA

#14 Dec 5, 2006
new again...couldn't agree more. These folks are out for blood...and don't seem to care much about where their anger is directed....take a pill or something....go dude!!!
stop

Fairport, NY

#16 Dec 6, 2006
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Rochester, NY

#15 Dec 6, 2006
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Rochester, NY

#17 Dec 6, 2006
is there a problem?
Mary

Chicago, IL

#18 Dec 6, 2006
New/New Again - it would be much appreciated if you would pay attention to what you are reading and who posted what. I never stated anything about the pedophile's wife nor the safety of the gym.

I would also like to state "I am NOT out for blood". I simply stated FACTS regarding this case. I just find it amazing that in light of the events that happened and Marian finally admitting guilt does not change ignorant opinions. What has happened to his family is unfortunate and if they can pick up and go on - that's great. It is Marian who should never have that ability. He has done unimaginable harm to this child - mentally and physically that no child or family should have to endure - especially from someone they trusted for well over eight years! She will have to live with this for the rest of her life.

In prior postings I've read extremely inaccurate statements regarding the family (i.e. "Marian is in jail because the family is well connected with authorities" and "the family will sue for big bucks") shows that again, you don't know the whole situation or the persons involved.

New/New Again - again, please pay attention to the posts you read and when you decide to respond with a tirade please direct it at the correct person.
New again

Rochester, NY

#19 Dec 6, 2006
Mary wrote:
New/New Again - it would be much appreciated if you would pay attention to what you are reading and who posted what. I never stated anything about the pedophile's wife nor the safety of the gym.
I would also like to state "I am NOT out for blood". I simply stated FACTS regarding this case. I just find it amazing that in light of the events that happened and Marian finally admitting guilt does not change ignorant opinions. What has happened to his family is unfortunate and if they can pick up and go on - that's great. It is Marian who should never have that ability. He has done unimaginable harm to this child - mentally and physically that no child or family should have to endure - especially from someone they trusted for well over eight years! She will have to live with this for the rest of her life.
In prior postings I've read extremely inaccurate statements regarding the family (i.e. "Marian is in jail because the family is well connected with authorities" and "the family will sue for big bucks") shows that again, you don't know the whole situation or the persons involved.
New/New Again - again, please pay attention to the posts you read and when you decide to respond with a tirade please direct it at the correct person.
My mistake, I just see a lot of hate in some of these postings. I must of mixed up yours, sorry again.
New again

Rochester, NY

#20 Dec 6, 2006
My last note should have been directed at "stop ped..." This person seems to be having some difficulty posting a responce....perhaps I'll herar from them when they get back from church.

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