PADUCAH, Ky. - A former coach in Paducah has entered a plea agreement that could send him to prison for 3 1/2 years.
According to The Paducah Sun, 27-year-old Sammy Montgomery pleaded guilty on Thursday to third-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse involving a teen.
The Commonwealth's Attorney wants the court to declare Montgomery a violent offender, which would make him ineligible for parole or shock probation. The defense will argue at a November sentencing hearing against the designation and ask that Montgomery be allowed to stop registering as a sex offender after 20 years.
The McCracken County Schools hired Montgomery at the beginning of the last school year and fired him after his arrest in May.
The charge reflects the victim was younger than 16 and was under Montgomery's authority.
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