Former After-School Coach Sentenced to 105 Years to Life in Prison


LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A former coach convicted of lewd acts with seven girls while he worked at after-school programs at elementary schools in Los Angeles and Hollywood was sentenced today to 105 years to life in state prison.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ronald S. Coen imposed the term on Ronnie Lee Roman, 44, of San Fernando, who was found guilty June 7 of seven counts of lewd acts with a child.

Six of the crimes, which dated back to 2002, occurred on school grounds, while one happened at a girl's home, according to the District Attorney's Office. The victims ranged in age from 8 to 11.

The jury was the second to hear the case against Roman, who worked as a coach for after-school programs at Cahuenga Elementary School in Los Angeles and Vine Elementary School in Hollywood.

In February, the first jury acquitted him of three counts of lewd act on a child involving three other girls, but deadlocked on the remaining counts.


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