FRANKLIN (AP) - A gymnastics coach has been found guilty of molesting a 13-year-old female student.
A Williamson County jury found Mark A. Schiefelbein, 37, guilty Saturday on seven counts of aggravated sexual battery and one count of especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor - Class B felonies that each carry potential sentences of eight to 12 years. Jurors also fined him $100,000.
Schiefelbein, who was jailed last night in Williamson County, will be sentenced Aug 22. His lawyer said he plans to appeal.
Brentwood police arrested Schiefelbein on Nov. 13, 2002, at his training facility, Esprit Gymnastics.
The victim told authorities that Schiefelbein had repeatedly touched her inappropriately and told her not to tell anyone.