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Former Coach Facing Prison, Sex Offender Status
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - An ex-coach accused of having sex with an underage teen may serve 3 1⁄2 years in prison and have to register as a sex offender for life.
 
In McCracken Circuit Court Thursday, 27-year-old Sammy Montgomery pleaded guilty to charges of third-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse.
 
The prosecution agreed to a 3 1⁄2 year sentence in a plea deal. Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Seth Hancock told the Paducah Sun the state will also ask for Montgomery to be considered a violent offender, which would make him ineligible for shock probation or parole. He would also have to register as a lifetime sex offender. As part of the plea bargain, Montgomery will have to complete a sex offender treatment program.
 
Montgomery’s sentencing is scheduled to take place at 9 am Nov. 7.
 
Montgomery was arrested on May 21. The third-degree rape charge is due to Montgomery being older than 21 and the teen being younger than 16. The sexual abuse charge stands because Montgomery was in a position of authority over the victim.

Montgomery was fired from his coaching position after the charges were filed.

Published 06:31 AM, Friday Sep. 07, 2012
Updated 12:13 PM, Friday Sep. 14, 2012

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