NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A former coach at a Connecticut high school charged with having sexual relationships with two female students has avoided prison.
Anthony Facchini, a former assistant football, soccer and track coach at Norwich Free Academy, received a five-year suspended sentence on Wednesday, all of which will be spent on probation.
He apologized for his behavior.
Facchini originally faced two counts of second-degree sexual assault but pleaded no contest in December to risk of injury to a minor and reckless endangerment.
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The relationships with an 18-year-old senior and a 16-year-old girl were in 2017 and 2018.