Ex-Coach Sentenced for Relationship With Student

Saturday, Apr 20, 2013  |  Updated 11:57 AM EDT
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Ex-Coach Sentenced for Relationship With Student

Bergen County Prosecutor's Office

Scott Rubinetti

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A former New Jersey high school football coach will not serve jail time for having oral sex with a 17-year-old female student and asking the girl to lie about their relationship.

  Scott Rubinetti instead was sentenced Friday to five years of probation. He also must register as a sex offender under Megan's Law and is barred from working or volunteering as a teacher or a coach.
 
The 40-year-old Rubinetti pleaded guilty last month to criminal sexual contact and witness tampering in a plea deal with Bergen County prosecutors.
 
Rubinetti coached at Lyndhurst High School, where he also taught health and physical fitness, before being suspended after his arrest in January 2012.
 
Prosecutors say the relationship occurred between 2009 and 2010, when the girl was a senior at the school.

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