Alexander Sentenced to 45 Years for Child Sexual Abuse

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - A former Cedar Falls youth basketball coach is sentenced to 45 years in prison for sexually abusing a girl in his program.

A judge gave 61-year-old Gary Lee Alexander the maximum sentence.

Prosecutors say the abuse started when the girl joined the basketball program. She was 11 at the time. They say the girl stopped the abuse when she was in high school. She decided to press charges after college.

Alexander is awaiting trail for allegedly abusing another girl.
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