Former coach pleads guilty for sending explicit material to underage girls

A former Le Moyne College women's soccer coach pleaded guilty Friday to sending sexually explicit material to underage girls.

James Riverso, 29, entered a guilty plea before State Supreme Court Justice John Brunetti to three counts of disseminating indecent material to a minor. He is expected to receive six months in the county jail, followed by more than nine years of probation. He will also have to register as a sex offender.

Sentencing is scheduled for July 9th.

Below is coverage from July 2nd, 2009

SYRACUSE -- A former Le Moyne College women TMs soccer coach has pleaded not guilty to the latest round of charges against him.

28-year-old James Riverso appeared in Syracuse City Court Friday morning to face 18 charges, including five counts of disseminating indecent materials, four counts of sexual abuse, and nine counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Investigators say he sent sexually explicit messages and photos to the cell phones of underage girls over several months. Riverso is also accused of having a physical relationship with the teenage girls he coached in a youth soccer league.

Riverso resigned as Le Moyne's coach after he was arrested in May on charges he sent sexual messages and photos to a 16-year-old girl. State Police say once they began investigating those initial charges, more alleged victims came forward.

After Friday TMs arraignment, Riverso was released on his own recognizance with some restrictions. Those restrictions include a 10:00 PM curfew, no contact with the individuals involved in the case, and no unsupervised contact with women under the age of 21.