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Former Victoria East High School trainer sentenced to 10 years in prison

May 6, 2014 at 12:06 a.m.


A former Victoria East High School trainer was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday.

Jesse Earl Holmes, 32, pleaded guilty to having an improper relationship with one of his students.

The state abandoned the second count of improper relationship between educator and student.

In separate cases, a jury convicted Holmes in February of two counts of sexual assault of a child. On one count, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison. On the other, he was sentenced to 10 years probation.

The victim in that case was a 15-year-old student.

Holmes has appealed his sexual assault convictions.

Assistant District Attorney Johna Stallings prosecuted both cases.

Attorney Chris Iles was appointed to represent him in the improper relationship between educator and student case but could not be reached for comment Tuesday.

Judge Robert C. Cheshire presided over the improper relationship between an educator and student case, according to court records.

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