Ex-coach charged with having sex with students sentenced

New London

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.

Related: Former coach at Norwich Free Academy charged with sexual assault

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.

Related: Students react to NFA coach arrest

The relationships with an 18-year-old senior and a 16-year-old girl were in 2017 and 2018.

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