Former school coach sentenced to jail for sex with a minor

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- A former volunteer coach at a Phoenix elementary school has been sentenced to six months in jail and lifetime probation for having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

In February, Julian Titcomb, 22, pleaded guilty to three counts of child abuse.

Last year, the Phoenix Police Department began an investigation into Titcomb after the girl's parents became aware of the relationship between their daughter and Titcomb and notified police.

Titcomb was a volunteer coach at St. Catherine's Elementary School and was coaching basketball when he met the victim.

Police allege Titcomb located the victim online and began a relationship with her. Police believe the relationship turned sexual a few months later.

The victim admitted to her father that she was having a sexual relationship with Titcomb.