- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - A former Sioux City high school soccer coach has gotten three years of probation and a suspended five-year prison term for having sex with a student.

Thirty-year-old Erick DeLeon was sentenced on Tuesday after being convicted in October of sexual exploitation by a school employee.

DeLeon was in charge of the iJAG program, a nonprofit program that works with at-risk students at West high School. He also coached soccer at the school. Prosecutors say DeLeon, of Sioux City, exchanged inappropriate text messages with one of his 16-year-old iJAG students and had sex with her at her home in October and November last year.

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