Former Esky Hockey Coach Jailed for 8 Months

A former teacher and high school hockey coach will spend 8 months in jail after admitting to sex crimes with minors.

46-year-old Ward Johnsen of Escanaba will also spend 5 years on probation and register as a sex offender.

in November, he pleaded guilty to 4 different counts.

Those were aggravated indecent exposure, attempted accosting of children for immoral purposes, attempted use of computers to commit a crime and attempted distribution of sexually explicit matter to children.

Those are all misdemeanors.

The investigation started last March when a victim came forward.

Johnsen resigned from both his teaching and coaching jobs at that point and turned himself in back in August.

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