Former Lancaster school coach sentenced for abuse of student

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – A former Lancaster middle school coach will serve probation and register as a sex offender after he pleaded guilty to the abuse of a student.

Anthony D. Tyler, 30, coached basketball and track at Reynolds Middle School. He pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor count of invasion of privacy.

Authorities said Tyler repeatedly made a 14-year-old boy expose himself, watch pornography, and perform sex acts in front of him. The incidents took place from September 2014 through May 2015 at Tyler’s home.

Assistant District Attorney Christopher Sarno said that although there was no reported physical abuse, police caught Tyler early in the grooming of boys. There were believed to be other victims who weren’t able to go forward with prosecution.

Judge Margaret Miller sentenced Tyler to two years of probation and ordered him to register under Megan’s Law for 15 years. As part of the probation, Tyler is prohibited from having unsupervised contact with children.

Tyler was arrested last June when the incident was first reported to a school resource officer.

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