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Former school basketball coach pleads guilty to sex charges

November 27, 2019 GMT

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A former high school assistant basketball coach in New Mexico has pleaded guilty to multiple felony sex charges against two female students at Pecos High School.

Authorities say 30-year-old Dominick Baca was charged with criminal sexual penetration and criminal sexual contact of a minor.

The students told investigators Baca had sex with them in 2017 and 2018 when they were age 14 and 17.

Court officials say sentencing is scheduled for January after a psychological examination.

Officials say Baca would be required to register as a sex offender and faces up to three years in prison and up to 20 years of probation.

The New Mexico Public Schools Insurance Authority agreed to pay the older of the two girls $290,000 to reach a settlement with Pecos Independent School District.