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Coach Receives 15-Year Prison Sentence in Student Assaults

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A former assistant coach in Iowa has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for assaulting two girls.

Nathan Rogers, 27, was sentenced this week in Dakota County District Court, the Daily Nonpareil reported. Rogers changed his previous no-contest pleas to guilty on each sexual assault charge. Judge Bryan Meismer sentenced Rogers to 15 years for each count, to be served concurrently.

Rogers was an assistant football coach at South Sioux City High School when he assaulted the girls, the newspaper reported. Rogers was first arrested in March 2021 when a 15-year-old student who attended the school where he worked reported to police that Rogers had sexually assaulted her.

During the investigation, Rogers' phone was seized and searched, uncovering about 23 videos depicting sexually explicit exchanges with a second minor who also attended the high school where he worked, according to court documents.

Rogers pleaded guilty to production of child pornography in federal court and received a 15-year sentence in late September. This sentence will be served concurrently as well, meaning each of the three 15-year sentences will be served at the same time.

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