An ESPN investigation of sexual abuse claims against a track coach includes victims in the Syracuse area.

The coach, Conrad Mainwaring, was arrested in Los Angeles in June on a sexual misconduct charge.  The ESPN investigation, released today, claims Mainwaring has abused men for the past 44 years.

The former Olympic athlete was a grad student at Syracuse University from 1980 to 1985 and also worked for SU’s Housing Services.

ESPN identified 14 men who claim Mainwaring abused them during that timeframe, including five who were still in high school in Syracuse.

SU Chancellor Kent Syverud released a statement Thursday saying they became aware of the accusations this past February and have been working with authorities in Los Angeles since that time.

"Syracuse University condemns sexual misconduct, assault and harassment and has clear policies and procedures in place to support the reporting, investigation and adjudication of allegations,” Syverud said. I am grateful to the individuals who have come forward to date, and strongly encourage anyone else with relevant information to contact us. Syracuse University remains committed to fostering a safe environment free of sexual harassment and sexual violence. "

Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick says Mainwwaring cannot face charges here because state law does not allow for the prosecution of decades-old abuse allegations, except in cases of forced rape or certain child abuse cases.

Mainwaring left SU in 1985 and spent two years working in admissions at Colgate University.  Two more men told ESPN they were abuse by Mainwaring when he was at Colgate. The ESPN “Outside the Lines” special on Mainwaring airs Sunday at 9 p.m. on ESPN.