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Ex-Coach At Howard Convicted In Sex Sting


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.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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