ANOKA, Minn. (WCCO) — A 20-year-old former high school basketball coach has pleaded guilty to engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a 14-year-old girl.

On June 14, 2012, Jenessa Diamond White pleaded guilty to one felony count of criminal sexual conduct.

White, of St. Paul, was arrested after police caught her engaging in sexual activity with the teen in the area of Jefferson Park, near Blaine High School.

While on a routine patrol around 9 p.m., police noticed a vehicle in the parking lot with the passenger seat in a fully reclined position. The officer observed two occupants, both undressed from the waist down.

The girl in the vehicle told police that White was her ninth grade basketball coach at Blaine High School and said the two had been dating for the last month. White and the girl both admitted the sexual relationship to police. White was then taken into custody and booked into the Anoka County Jail on allegations of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Johnson said White was an assistant ninth grade basketball coach whose contract started Nov. 14, 2011 and ended March 17, 2012. She was no longer employed by the district after her contract expired on March 17. Johnson also said the district will be contacting the parents of the basketball program she helped coach.

Sentencing for White has been set for Aug. 16, 2012.


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