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Former L-P wrestling coach pleads guilty to child porn and sex abuse charges

Posted by wlpo on July 17, 2014

A former head wrestling coach at LP High School will spend at least the next two and a half years behind bars.  Matt Fletcher pled guilty Thursday morning to aggravated criminal sexual abuse and child pornography.  He was given five years in prison but likely won’t serve the entire sentence.

Fletcher admitted to exchanging sexual text messages with two 17-year-old students and having physical contact with one of them while working as a security greeter and wrestling coach. Prosecutors say there was a third student also involved but charges involving her were dropped as part of the plea deal.

When given the chance to talk during his sentencing, Fletcher had no comment.  After Fletcher does his prison time, he’ll be on probation for over two years. He had no prior criminal history.

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