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Tennis Coach Accused Of Having Sex With Student

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Police think there could be more victims of a former high school tennis coach who is accused of having a sexual relationship with a student.

Daniel Hubbard-Wilson had been a tennis coach at Visitation School in Mendota Heights since 2010. He was suspended in September after allegations of an inappropriate relationship arose. Hubbard-Wilson resigned the next day.

Parents at the school were stunned to learn he's accused of having sex with a student.

"It's disturbing," one woman said.

The criminal complaint details the criminal sexual conduct that began with a 15-year-old girl in 2013. A relationship that escalated after her 16th birthday and continued until her dad confronted her about the relationship.

"Of course that's really terrible news. I'm sure no parent would like to hear that kind of story," another mom said.

The head of school at Visitation said the school "followed Minnesota law in making a mandatory report," and is cooperating with police.

Christine Lucente lives next door to Hubbard-Wilson.

"Not happy, not happy about it at all. I don't like people that take advantage of vulnerable human beings. If a female is under age, that makes her vulnerable," Lucente said.

The criminal complaint says Hubbard-Wilson pleaded with the girl's father, texting him the day before his arrest.

The text said, "I fell in love with her so tremendously and I never should have at this time and I never should have at this time. I made decisions I absolutely never should have at this time. But please, my whole life would be destroyed, registering, probation, doing time, I have two sisters I love dearly that I could never see, I could never get a job or move on and go back to grad school. I feel terrible and [I desperately want a chance] to reinvent myself learning from this mistake."

"It's all sad. It's all very sad," Lucente said.

Hubbard-Wilson was arrested on Saturday. He told police, "I love her, and I know I can't get into much else, but ... I did."

Chris Madel, the attorney for the victim's family, said they are "shocked, dismayed, and doing their best to work through this difficult time."

The victim in this case told police there are other young women Hubbard-Wilson had been involved with. Other victims are asked to contact police.

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