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Former Ringgold AD sentenced for sexually assaulting child

| Monday, Feb. 6, 2012

A Washington County judge sentenced a former Ringgold High School athletic director to six months of home confinement and six months of closely supervised probation after the former teacher pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a fifth-grade student.

Lloyd Charles Price III, 28, of Cecil pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of indecently assaulting someone under the age of 13 and a charge of corruption of minors. Common Pleas Judge Paul Pozonsky also sentenced Price to three years of regular probation and ordered him to undergo counseling and avoid all school activities or contact with the victim.

Washington County Assistant District Attorney Traci McDonald said the government and the victim's father agreed to the plea to save the victim, now 15, from the further trauma that taking the case to trial would have caused.

Police charged Price in February 2010 with sexually assaulting the victim, who was then 10, in a closed classroom on two occasions during the 2005-06 school year at Monongahela Elementary Center. He resigned from his coaching and teaching positions at Ringgold in April.

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