Mesa gym coach sentenced to 23 years in prison for sexual conduct with minor

MESA, Ariz. -- A coach from Diamondback Gymnastics who was arrested and charged after a 15-year-old boy told a teacher that the coach had performed sexual acts on him and had him perform sex acts, was sentenced to 23 years in prison.

Nolan Knuckles pleaded guilty to one count of sexual conduct with a minor and two counts of attempt to commit sexual conduct with a minor.

Knuckles had been previously charged with nine counts of sexual conduct with a minor and two counts of giving a minor marijuana.

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He will also serve a lifetime on probation following his prison sentence.

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