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Former Cienega High School coach pleads guilty to attempted sexual conduct with student

Posted at 12:29 PM, Feb 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-26 19:11:07-05

TUCSON, Ariz. - A former Cienega High School assistant basketball coach who was accused of sexual conduct with a student pleaded guilty to lesser charges Friday.

Seneca Turner, 37, was arrested Feb. 14, 2018. He pleaded guilty to attempted sexual conduct with a minor by one in a position of trust. The school sent parents a letter Feb. 15 saying he was being fired.

According to the Pima County Sheriff's Department, Turner had allegedly been sending explicit messages to a 17-year-old girl who is a student at the school.

Turner was also a member of the school's security staff.

He will be sentenced April 8.