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JV Cheer Coach Pleads Guilty To Trying To Hook Up With 14-Year-Old Girl, Only Gets Probation

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Palm Beach County, FL – A junior varsity cheerleading coach from Boynton Beach Community High School who was arrested for having a romantic relationship with a 14-year-old girl in February of 2022 pleaded guilty to two felony charges on Monday and only got probation for her crimes.

The investigation began after the 14-year-old student showed her mother inappropriate Instagram messages from her coach, WPTV reported. 

The arrest report said the student and her mother went to the Boynton Beach police and reported the incidents.

The 14 year old showed detectives messages from 27-year-old Kassidy Sottilare that said the coach wanted to “spoil and [expletive] with her,” WPTV reported.

Detectives used the student’s Instagram account to communicate with Sottilare as the 14 year old and the coach tried to talk to the girl about sex and smoking, WPEC reported. 

Sottilare was ultimately arrested on Feb. 22, 2022 after police posing as the teen managed to convince her to meet up with them in Boynton Beach.

On Feb. 6, the now-former JV cheerleading coach pleaded guilty to unlawful use of a two-way communications device, offense against student by an authority figure, and driving on a revoked license, WPEC reported.

The judge sentenced Sottilare was to five years of probation and 100 hours of community service.

The former coach will also have to undergo a complete psycho-sexual evaluation within 30 days and take any mental health treatment recommendations, WPEX reported.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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