NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Former “Rochdale Village Little League Coach of the Year” David Hartshorn was sentenced to 18 years in prison for sexually abusing three boys.
The abuse took place between July 2009 and August 2010.
Hartshorn also made a sex tape of two other teenage boys.
Hartshorn pleaded guilty in August to criminal sexual acts. He admitted assaulting two 14-year-olds and a 13-year-old, as well as taping two other teens.
Prosecutors said one of the boys told his mother, who notified police.
Neighbors previously described Hartshorn as a big kid with children constantly going in and out of his Queens home.
“A coach can have a lasting impact on a child’s life. In this case, unfortunately, it was not in a good way,” said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. “The defendant has admitted to being a sexual predator who took advantage of his position as a Little League coach to get close to young boys before sexually abusing them. For that reason alone, the prison sentence meted out by the Court today is more than warranted.”
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