LOUISA, Va. (AP) - The former men's soccer coach at Howard University has been sentenced in Virginia to 14 years in prison for soliciting sex from what he thought was a 13-year-old girl.
Joseph Okoh was sentenced Monday by Louisa Circuit Judge Timothy K. Sanner. A jury convicted Okoh in November.
According to prosecutors, Okoh was arrested in January 2008 after he engaged in a sexually graphic Web chat with what he thought was a teenager, then showed up to meet her a local hotel.
His conversations were actually with a police investigator who was posing as a girl.
Howard suspended Okoh as head men's soccer coach after his arrest. A telephone call seeking his current status was not immediately returned Monday. He is not listed among Howard coaches on its Web site.
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