Ex-Football Coach In Delaware Given 17 Years For Rape

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A former high school football coach in Delaware has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for raping a teenage girl.

Thomas Ott, who coached at Cape Henlopen High School and pleaded no contest in March to rape charges, was sentenced Friday in Sussex County Superior Court. He had faced up to 55 years in prison.

Ott, who in addition to coaching worked with special-education students, was charged with repeatedly raping a 16-year-old girl over a period dating to 2006. He was also accused of offensive touching and endangering the welfare of a second teen, this one male.

While free on bail last year, Ott jumped from the fire escape of a Dover building in an apparent suicide attempt. He suffered a
traumatic brain injury.

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    He should have picked a taller building, and done us ALL a favor…..enough said!

  • JJO

    It wasn’t just any girl, it was his daughter. The male teen was his son. That information has been widely reported throughout the trial and should have been included in this report.

  • Stephanie Palmer

    Oh God! Don’t tell me, we’re now paying for his medical care. There are 50 million people in this country who have no health insurance – and we’re paying for something like him? Hard to believe.

    • Zzbar

      Yep, hard to believe but true.

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