Father of tennis star Mark Philippoussis arrested on child abuse charges


The father of Australian tennis star Mark Philippoussis has been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing children.

Nikolaos Philippoussis, 68, is expected to be formally charged on Wednesday. He is currently in jail in San Diego, on a bond of £1.9m ($2.5m).

He was booked under suspicion of crimes including sexual intercourse with a child under 10 and lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 14, according the the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department inmate tracking website.

The case has made headlines in San Diego, where Mr Philippoussis gives personal tennis lessons.

Mark Philippoussis, who retired from professional tennis in 2015, is not suspected of any wrongdoing.

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