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Wednesday, May 08, 2019 1:30 pm

Ex-high school dive coach enters plea in sex case

Associated Press

VALPARAISO, Ind. -- A former assistant dive coach at a northwest Indiana high school faces four years in prison after reaching a plea agreement a sexual misconduct case involving two female students.

The (Northwest Indiana) Times reported 20-year-old Jatwone London of Portage entered guilty pleas Tuesday, and admitted to having sex with the girls and to possessing partially nude photographs of them.

The pleas by the ex-Portage High School coach to sexual misconduct with a minor and possessing child pornography were taken under advisement by a Porter Circuit Court judge until a potential sentencing July 9.

London was charged last year. Portage Township Schools has said London didn't hold a teaching position. A civil lawsuit said the district failed to protect one of the female students from him, but the district denies the allegations.