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Ex-coach in Va. enters lesser plea

Thursday - 4/24/2014, 7:44am  ET

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) -- A former Blacksburg High School assistant softball coach accused of having a sex with a 15-year-old has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge, avoiding a prison term.

Amber Nicole Holdaway pleaded guilty Wednesday to contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a misdemeanor. She received a 12- month suspended sentence after entering her plea in Montgomery County Circuit Court.

The Roanoke Times ( reports that the 24-year-old Holdaway originally faced one count of felony indecent liberties.

A prosecutor said the victim and the victim's family were satisfied with the plea.

As part of the terms of the plea agreement, Holdaway cannot have any contact with the victim.


Information from: The Roanoke Times,

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