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Former Prep Coach Gets Long Prison Sentence


EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A former high school football coach in Pennsylvania has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for computer-related crimes that stretched to East Lansing.

Joseph Ostrowski admitted he enticed minors in Pennsylvania and 13 other states to commit sexually explicit acts that were transmitted electronically. He also was accused of secretly taking over Facebook accounts and using them to contact students at Michigan State University.

Federal prosecutors in Michigan say the investigation began in 2011 with campus police. Ostrowski got his sentence Wednesday in federal court in Scranton, Pa.

He was football coach at Holy Redeemer High School in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., for a year until his arrest in May 2012.

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