High School Coach Criminal Sex 01 Feb 14

A former volunteer track coach at New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva High School has been sentenced to 10 years of supervised probation after being convicted of 4th-degree criminal sexual conduct.  20-year old Evan Ferber of New Richland was accused of sending a 15-year old girl inappropriate text messages, as well as kissing her and fondling her while driving her home from practice. Ferber was originally charged with 2nd-degree criminal sexual conduct, but made a plea deal for the lesser 4th-degree charge.