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Jail time, lengthy probation for former coach who had sex with student

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A former high school tennis coach accused of engaging in a sexual relationship with a student will spend a year in jail, and can have no contact with the victim for 15 years.

Daniel Erik Hubbard Wilson pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to third-degree criminal sexual conduct, the Ramsey County Attorney's Office announced. The 27-year-old was charged in October, with the criminal complaint saying he carried on a sexual relationship with the teenage victim for a year.

Wilson must serve one year in county jail, as part of a plea deal.

He will also be on probation for 15 years, and during that time he must stay away from the victim, her high school, her home, the University of Minnesota campus, and the Fred Wells tennis center.

If he violates any of the conditions, he faces six years in prison.

As part of the initial charges, Wilson was ordered to have no contact with the victim. But he was arrested and charged three times in the weeks that followed for violating that order. As part of the deal, he also agreed to plead guilty to one count of violating a no contact order.

The victim, who was 15 years old when the sexual relationship started, was a student at Visitation in Mendota Heights, and a member of the tennis team Wilson coached.

He will officially be sentenced in April.

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