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Jury Convicts Ex-Coach In Sex Assault Case

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Wesley Specht (credit: Lakewood Police)

Wesley Specht (credit: Lakewood Police)

GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – A Jefferson County jury on Friday found a former high school basketball coach guilty on some counts and acquitted him on others in a case involving sex with students.

Wesley Specht, 27, was a contract coach at Alameda High School in 2010 and 2011 when the crime took place. Specht was also a local professional basketball player.

Specht was convicted Friday of sex assault on a child by a person in a position of trust and two counts of sexual exploitation of a child for having sexually graphic photos of two girls.

He was also convicted on one additional count of sexual exploitation of a child for being for being in possession of more than 20 sexually graphic photos of the girls.

The defense had claimed that the girls had lied, and Specht testified in his own defense in the case on Thursday morning, but the jury apparently found enough evidence to convict Specht on some of the counts against him.

Specht will learn how much time he’ll spend in jail at his sentencing on July 13. He faces the possibility of life in prison.

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