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Former coach who took boys to Texas pleads guilty in sex case

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TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors in western Arkansas say a 62-year-old former youth baseball coach has pleaded guilty to one count of transporting a minor across state lines for sex.

Court records show Walter Richard Roberts of Texarkana, Ark., entered the plea on Thursday.

Prosecutors say Roberts was a youth baseball coach in Texarkana from 1986 to 1994 and that he engaged in a pattern of sexual assault that spanned several years.

In 1986, prosecutors say he took a 9-year-old boy and a 10-year-old boy to a supply store on the Texas side of Texarkana and sexually assaulted them in the back of a van.

Prosecutors say Roberts faces up to 10 years in prison.

Roberts' lawyer, Craig L. Henry, didn't immediately return a phone message left Friday.

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