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Former Water Polo Coach Pleads Guilty to Charges of Sexual Relationship with Students

The high school coach plead guilty to engaging in sexual activity and exchanging lewd cellphone images with a student.

By Bay City News

A former water polo coach at a San Mateo high school accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student pleaded guilty to two felony counts today, prosecutors said.

Joshua Tatro, 25, of El Granada pleaded guilty to one county of sexual penetration of a minor and one count of sending pornographic material with the intent to seduce a minor, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

Tatro was arrested June 1 after police learned that a student at Aragon High School told school officials he had touched her inappropriately.

Tatro had previously pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual assault and lewd acts with a minor, according to district attorney's office.

Prosecutors accused him of engaging in sexual activity and exchanging lewd cellphone images with the student and the case was scheduled to go to trial on Monday, Wagstaffe said.

However, Tatro's guilty plea today means that he will face a sentence of three years and eight months when he is sentenced on March 4, Wagstaffe said.

 

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Tell us in the comments: Is three years and eight months an appropriate sentence? 

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