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Former Coach Pleads Guilty to Sex Crime Involving Teen

A former volunteer middle school football coach at Holy Cross in Covington will face five years in prison when he is sentenced in January.

Thomas Hansman, 27, pleaded guilty Thursday to unlawful use of an electronic device to induce a minor to engage in sexual activity. The Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Office will recommend a five-year sentence.

Hansman was arrested in August and was immediately removed from his position with the football team by the Diocese of Covington.

According to WCPO, investigators discovered more than 2,000 messages between Hansman and a 16-year old girl, many of them sexual in nature. Investigators believe Hansman had sexual encounters with the teen on two occasions and pleaded guilty Thursday to the maximum sentence for the lesser charge so that the first degree sexual abuse charge would be dropped.

Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Rob Sanders said on Facebook Thursday that Hansman will have to register as a sex offender when he gets out of prison.

Photo: Thomas Hansman/Kenton Co. Detention Center

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