Ex-High School Coach Imprisoned for Sex with Student

BLOOMFIELD, Iowa (AP) — A former high school coach in southeast Iowa has been given five years in prison for having sex with a student.

The Ottumwa Courier says 34-year-old Patrick "Ryan" Nicoletto, of Bloomfield, was convicted of sexual exploitation by a counselor, therapist or school employee. Court records say he was found guilty after a jury trial in July and was sentenced on Wednesday.

Nicoletto had been an assistant girls' basketball coach and an assistant baseball coach at Davis County High School in Bloomfield.

Court records say Nicoletto and the student had sex during the school year and in the summer of 2008. The student was a junior at the school.
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