A 53-year-old former girls basketball coach from Renton who was convicted in 2003 of sexual misconduct with a minor was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 32 months for identity theft and Social Security fraud.
Giles was said to be using the identity of a deceased infant as early as 1990, according to the release from the U.S. Attorney Office in Seattle. He had gotten drivers licenses and social security cards in the baby’s name. He had used it to obtain work at Boeing and to avoid having to disclose that he was a Level III registered sex offender.
According to records filed in the case, the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services alerted the Social Security Administration Office in late 2009 that Anthony D. Giles was using the identity to obtain state benefits.
Law enforcement had multiple contacts with Giles between 2008 and 2010, related to allegations of harassment and manufacturing marijuana, the release said. During the execution of a search warrant at his home, police officers found photos and videos hidden in a stereo speaker box depicting him engaged in sexual activity with a 15-year-old victim.
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In asking for a three year prison sentence, Assistant U.S. Attorney Vince Lombardi wrote to the court that Giles "is a sexual predator with aberrant sexual interests.... (He) stole the identity of a deceased infant, and used it to obtain false identification. While he stole that identity well before his conviction for sexual misconduct with a minor, he continued to use that identity after that conviction to obtain benefits to which he was not entitled, and to avoid at least some of the consequences of being a registered sex offender."