Ex-Fresno HS coach gets 7 years in prison for child pornography

September 17, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A former substitute teacher and coach at Fresno High School is going to prison for child pornography possession.

John Richards, 41, was sentenced to seven years in federal prison. He was arrested in August of last year.

Prosecutors say Richards watched and shared child pornography on the internet.

Richards was dismissed as a substitute teacher and resigned as a coach after the investigation began.

Fresno Unified officials said there was no evidence that Richards had sexual contact with any students.