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Former athletic trainer pleads guilty to prohibited sexual conduct

Last Modified: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 10:20 PM

By Johnathan Manning / American Press

A former high school athletic trainer accused of having a sexual relationship with a student pleaded guilty to one count of prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and a student.

Christopher George Ange, 50, was sentenced to one year of supervised probation, according to Beth McGee of the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office.

Ange is not to have contact with the student or Westlake High School and must perform 32 hours of community service.

The law, a misdemeanor, goes into effect when a student is 17 years old or older, but younger than 21, and there is an age difference of greater than four years.

Ange was arrested in March by Westlake police in connection with a report of sexual activity in a parking lot. Westlake police said Ange had been having an inappropriate relationship with a student he had been providing medical treatment to.

Ange served as a high school trainer through Lake Charles Memorial Hospital’s sports medicine program. He was named to the Louisiana Athletic Trainers Associations’ Hall of Fame in 2010.

He is no longer employed by Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, said Matt Felder, a hospital spokesperson.

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