Coach Sentenced for Sexual Abuse

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    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