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Todd Hezlitt sentenced to nearly 6 years in prison

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A former middle school coach will be sentenced to nearly six years in prison for allegedly having sexual contact with a child; police also say he took the 16-year-old girl to Mexico.

Todd Hezlitt heard his sentence around 3:30 p.m. on Monday.  Hezlitt is facing charges of sexual misconduct with a minor and custodial interference for taking her across the border. 

39-year-old Todd Hezlitt was the wrestling coach at Altar Valley Middle School.  He was first arrested a year ago, for contact with an underage girl.  Once released police say he took off for Mexico with the girl. 

The girl says she ran away with him voluntarily.  Nevertheless, she eventually turned herself in at the U.S. Consulate in Mazatlan and Hezlitt was arrested again.

The judge sentenced Hezlitt to a year for the sexual conduct with a minor charges and five years for custodial interference.

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