Former Amelia High School coach sentenced for having sex with a student

AMELIA, OH (FOX19) - A former Amelia High School basketball coach has been sentenced for having sex and providing alcohol to an 18-year-old.

Robert Michael Moore, 22, was sentenced to one year probation.

Even though the female was 18-years-old, he was still charged with one count of sexual battery because he was her coach at the time. Under Ohio law, a person can now have sexual contact with a student, even if they are 18, because they are "in loco parentis" which is Latin for "in the place of a parent." So since he was a coach he was considered "in the place of a parent."

A Clermont County judge suspended a one year prison sentence and 40 hours of community service.

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