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Ex-tennis coach gets jail time in child molestation case

A former tennis coach was sentenced Monday to a year in jail in a child molestation case.

Jason Sugai, 37, in July pleaded guilty to one felony count of attempted lewdness with a child under the age of 14. As part of a deal, prosecutors dropped three counts of luring a minor with technology and two counts of lewdness with a minor under 14 years old.

Sugai was sentenced by District Judge Ken Cory to a year at the Clark County Detention Center followed by four years of probation.

Sugai’s lawyer, Ozzie Fumo, said his client was deemed a low risk to reoffend.

Sugai was arrested in December by Henderson police. He was a privately contracted tennis coach.

Contact Francis McCabe at fmccabe@reviewjournal.com or 702-224-5512. Find him on Twitter: @fjmccabe.

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