Former Queens Coach Gets 18 Years for Child Sex Abuse

David Hartshorn pleaded guilty in August to criminal sexual acts

Friday, Sep 28, 2012  |  Updated 4:23 PM EDT
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Former Queens Coach Gets 18 Years for Child Sex Abuse

David Hartshorn

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New York City prosecutors say a former Little League coach has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually abusing boys on his baseball team and videotaping some of the acts.  

David Hartshorn pleaded guilty in August to criminal sexual acts. He admitted assaulting three boys _ two 14-year-olds and a 13-year-old _ and taping two others engaging in sex acts.
 
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown says Hartshorn took advantage of his role as a coach and manipulated the boys. 
 
Prosecutors say one of the boys told his mother, who notified police. Hartshorn was arrested in February 2011. He was sentenced Friday. 
 
The 54-year-old Hartshorn was once named "Rochdale Village Little League Coach of the Year."

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