BY VALERIE WALTZ
LANCASTER, Pa. — A former diving coach at two Lancaster County high schools will spend the next 2 to 7 years in state prison for possessing child pornography and sexually abusing a young girl, according to the Lancaster County District Attorney’s office.
Patrick E. Fatta, 43, was sentenced Friday in Lancaster County Court after he plead guilty in July to felony counts of child pornography and misdemeanor indecent assault of a child, prosecutors said. He will also serve five years of probation following his sentence and must register under Megan’s Law.
After police filed charges against Fatta in Nov. 2014 – he was removed from his coaching positions at Hempfield and Manheim Township high schools.
As police were investigating Fatta for possessing child pornography, they discovered Fatta sexually abused a girl at his home between 2009 and 2013, prosecutors said.