- Associated Press - Saturday, January 31, 2015

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - A former coach and director of a program for at-risk students at Sioux City’s North High School has pleaded not guilty to having sex with a student.

The Sioux City Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1CXLAVe ) that 29-year-old Erick Deleon, of Sioux City, entered the plea Friday in Woodbury County District Court. He is charged with one count of sexual exploitation by a school employee. His trial has been set for May 12.

Court documents say Deleon sent sexually explicit text messages and engaging in sexual acts with a 16-year-old female student. Authorities say the girl was one of his students.

Deleon also was an assistant boys soccer coach at West High School.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, https://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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