Ex-tennis Coach Sentenced for Child Pornography

4 years 2 months 1 week ago December 12, 2012 Dec 12, 2012 Wednesday, December 12 2012 Wednesday, December 12, 2012 3:37:06 AM CST in News
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A former high school tennis coach and substitute teacher in the St. Louis area has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for receiving and possessing thousands of images of child pornography.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 50-year-old Richard Ambler, of Florissant, will also be subject to lifetime supervised release under the sentence he received Tuesday in U.S. District Court.

The married father of five pleaded guilty in September to two felony counts. Court records show he admitted swapping nude pictures of children with people he met on Craigslist purporting to be underage boys.

Ambler was relieved of his duties as head tennis coach at Lutheran North High School following his indictment in May. He had also been an occasional substitute teacher in the Parkway School District.

 

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