Former teacher pleads guilty to sex abuse

Jason Collins-Baker (Source: Boone County Detention Center)
Jason Collins-Baker (Source: Boone County Detention Center)

BURLINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A former teacher and track coach in northern Kentucky has pleaded guilty to sex abuse involving a student.

Jason Collins-Baker, 31, of Union entered the plea last week in Boone County Circuit Court. His trial was to begin Monday.

The charge involved a 17-year-old student at Cooper High School, where Collins-Baker worked. The teen graduated in 2009.

Collins-Baker was scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 24.

Police say the two would meet at Collins-Baker's home and there was no inappropriate behavior on school grounds other than discreet communication.

Collins-Baker is also a former receiver for the University of Cincinnati football team.

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