Former Lancaster County high school diving coach sentenced for child porn, sexual abuse

A Lancaster man who coached diving at two county high schools was sentenced to at least 2 ¾ of a year in state prison for possessing child pornography and sexually abusing a girl less than 13 years old, according to a news release from the Lancaster County district attorney’s office.

Patrick Eugene Fatta, 43, a former diving coach for Manheim Township and West Hempfield Township high schools, had been accused possessing at least 50 videos depicting children in sex acts, according to a report from LancasterOnline.com. While police investigated the child pornography possession, authorities also discovered he sexually abused a young girl at his home, according to the news release..

The victim was between 5 and 9 years old at the time of the assault, which took place between 2009 and 2013, according to a repot from LancasterOnline.com. She was not on the diving team, according to reports.

Fatta was removed from the position as diving coach in November 2014, when charges were filed.

Source: http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2015/10/former_lancaster_county_high_s.html