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Children's soccer coach sentenced for molesting young girls

LOS ANGELES – A California man has been sentenced to 105 years in prison for molesting seven girls as a soccer coach at Los Angeles public schools, reports CBS Los Angeles.

Ronnie Lee, Roman, 44, was convicted on June 7 of seven counts of lewd act on a child, along with special allegations of multiple victims. On Tuesday, he received the maximum possible sentence for his abuse of the girls, who were all between the ages of 8 and 11. 

Five of the victims were abused between January 2012 and September 2014, when Roman worked at Cahuenga Elementary School in Los Angeles. The two other victims were abused between August 2001 and July 2002, while he worked at Vine Elementary in Hollywood.  

Six of the assaults occurred on school grounds and the seventh took place in the victim's home, prosecutors said.

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