A former coach at a Des Moines-area middle school has been given probation and a suspended 10-year prison sentence for sending sexual text messages to a 14-year-old student.
Thirty-three-year-old Chad Ziesman pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor. His sentence includes mandatory attendance at sex-offender programs.
Ziesman was a substitute teacher and an assistant coach for football, wrestling and girls' track at Urbandale Middle School.
The investigation began after the student told school staff that she received an inappropriate email and texts from Ziesman from April 26 through May 6. Ziesman resigned after his arrest.