TULSA, Oklahoma (KWTX) Kerry Sloan, 56, of Harker Heights, a former Army sergeant who worked as a private track coach, has admitted in U.S. District Court that he sexually assaulted an underage girl he drove in June 2017 from Central Texas to Tulsa, Okla. for meetings with college coaches.
Sloan pleaded guilty Tuesday to transporting a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.
He admitted he "intended to engage in sexual activity without her consent at a Tulsa hotel," the U.S. Attorney's Office said in a press release.
He remains free on bond pending sentencing on June 26, but is heavily monitored by the U.S. Probation Office.
His possible sentence ranges from 10 years to life with a maximum fine of $250,000.
The girl was rescued after she made a 911 call on the trip home and Pittsburg County, Okla., deputies stopped the car in which she and Sloan were riding.
During the investigation victims dating back to 1990 came forward to report similar incidents involving Sloan, U.S. Attorney Trent Shores said.
“Kerry Sloan was a wolf in sheep’s clothing,” Shores said.
“He portrayed himself to parents and children as a trustworthy and caring mentor when in reality he was a danger to young girls.”
“During the course of this prosecution, even more victims than we were originally aware of came forward, claiming to have been groomed and assaulted by Mr. Sloan,” Shores said.
“His days of preying on unsuspecting families and their daughters are over. Federal prison is his next stop.”