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Former Mabton High School Girls Basketball Coach Pleads Guilty

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- A former coach of the Mabton High School girls basketball team pleaded guilty today to having a sexual relationship with a player.

32 year old Michael Roettger was charged with first degree sexual misconduct with a minor. He was taken into custody at the Yakima County Jail after a hearing this afternoon in Yakima County Superior Court.

Sentencing is tentatively scheduled for April 8.

Roettger was arrested in October.

He coached the Mabton girls team for four seasons. His relationship with the 17-year-old victim occurred during the 2007-08 basketball season.

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