A 35-year-old soccer coach at a private school has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexually abusing a child.
According to a report in The Dallas Morning News, the now 16-year-old girl, who testified Friday, told Matthew Alan Adams that "you took my innocence away."
Adams also taught P.E. and health at Fairhill School, a private school in Dallas that specializes in teaching children learning disabilities. The girl Adams abused is dyslexic.
Adams had a sexual relationship with the girl beginning when she was 13 years old. He pleaded guilty as a jury was being selected for his trial.
A judge sentenced Adams to 12 years on two charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14 as a part of a plea agreement
Published at 6:47 PM CDT on Oct 8, 2011 | Updated at 10:52 AM CDT on Oct 13, 2011
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