- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - A man who worked as an assistant girls basketball coach at West Salem High School pleaded guilty to sexual abuse.

Emrance Berger entered the plea Tuesday just before his trial was scheduled to begin in Polk County Circuit Court.

In return for his guilty plea, a sodomy charge and other charges were dismissed.

The Statesman Journal reports (https://stjr.nl/1yYtKxk ) Berger will be sentenced Friday.

The 30-year-old was arrested in February after a girl told her parents about him.



Berger had been employed by the Salem-Keizer School District as a coach since 2012 and worked several years before then as a volunteer.

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Information from: Statesman Journal, https://www.statesmanjournal.com

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