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September 09, 2008 1:01 am

Pittman pleads guilty to indecent liberties

Written by Tribune Staff

Charges stem from ‘95 incident in Powell

A former volunteer football coach at Powell High School has pleaded guilty to taking indecent liberties with a minor more than a decade ago.

Last Wednesday, as part of a plea agreement, Troy S. Pittman, 33, was given five years supervised probaton, as reported by the Billings Gazette.

Pittman was sentenced to three to five years in jail, but that time was suspended if he successfully completes his probation.

According to court documents, Pittman supplied alcohol and pornography to a 15-year old minor and encouraged him to engage in sex acts.

Pittman had been charged with two counts of indecent liberties, but one was dropped as per the plea bargain. Another count in Big Horn County, stemming from separate allegations, was also dismissed.

Court documents say the incident took place in the fall of 1995, while Pittman was student teaching at Powell High School and volunteering as a freshman football coach.

Late last October, Pittman was charged in Big Horn County with taking indecent liberties with a minor.

Up until then, Pittman had been working as a history teacher and head football coach at Lovell High School.

The charges followed an investigation by the Department of Criminal Investigation into allegations that a coach had engaged in sexual misconduct with “student(s)/athlete(s),” court documents say.

Days after Pittman's arrest in Big Horn County, the Powell victim came forward.