Former little league coach sentenced to nearly 13 years for criminal sexual conduct

By KBJR News 1

November 25, 2013 Updated Nov 25, 2013 at 6:07 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- A former Duluth little league coach, who admitted to sexually assaulting two young boys, will spend nearly the next thirteen years behind bars.

47-year-old Peter Jay Olson was sentenced today to 153 months in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct.

Olson admitted to police that he engaged in a sexual act with one of the victims at his home and at the Salvation Army, where he worked.

Olson knew the victim and his family through the Salvation Army and was also the victim's baseball coach.

Olson is also accused of taking nude pictures of two victims while at a cabin north of Duluth.

Before sentencing, Olson's defense attorney asked the court for a lesser sentence, saying Olson is a good man who is ready to repair his ills.

The prosecution fired back saying Olson lacks understanding of what he did and just how serious it is.

The judge denied the request, saying the acts Olson committed were an incredible violation of trust for someone in a position as a coach or teacher, and very difficult for the court to overcome.

Olson spoke today saying he was sorry to the two young men who's lives he forever changed with his actions and he prays that they will find healing.

Olson will have conditional release for the rest of his life, meaning he will be supervised after release.

Also, as part of his sentencing, Olson must register as a predatory offender for the rest of his life.

Written and posted to the web by Raeanna Marnati
rmarnati@kbjr.com

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