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Former teacher sentenced for sex-related charges

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Updated: 2/15 11:55 am
TIPPAH COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) -- Former Myrtle Attendance Center teacher, Adam Coleman, 29, was sentenced to four years in prison this week by the Tippah County Circuit Court.

The district attorney's office said Coleman pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual battery and one count of enticement of a child.

They said he will serve five years probation and will not be allowed to make contact with the victims.

Coleman will have to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.

The D.A's office said Coleman was sentenced, by the circuit court, as a person in a position of authority when the incidents occurred.

Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said the incident involved three minors between the ages of 14 and 18.

He said Coleman taught Algebra and was an assistant baseball coach at the school.

Coleman was arrested in March of 2013.
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