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Texas track coach pleads guilty to assaulting girl during Tulsa college visit

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Posted at 11:01 AM, Mar 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-27 12:01:53-04

TULSA — Former Killeen, Texas track coach and retired U.S. Army Sergeant Kerry Sloan has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a young girl during a college visit to Tulsa in 2017.

Sloan, 56, admitted that when he drove the victim from Killeen to Tulsa for meetings with college coaches, he intended to have sex with her at a Tulsa hotel, and did have sex with her.

After a 911 call was made during the return trip to Texas, Pittsburg County Sheriff's Office deputies were able to rescue the victim.

Victims dating back to 1990 came forward during the investigation.

“Kerry Sloan was a wolf in sheep’s clothing. He portrayed himself to parents and children as a trustworthy and caring mentor when in reality he was a danger to young girls,” said U.S. Attorney Shores.

Sloan's sentencing is scheduled for June 26. He faces a possible minimum penalty of 10 years in prison and maximum penalty of life in prison.

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