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Court rejects argument of former coach convicted of rape

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has rejected the argument of a former high school basketball coach who claimed he had a constitutional right to have sex with a 16-year-old girl who was a student at the school.

The court on Tuesday upheld the second-degree rape and sodomy convictions of former Western Heights High School teacher Tyrone Nash.

The 36-year-old was convicted and sentenced to two years in prison for having sex with a female student at the school who was a volunteer for the basketball team.

Nash had argued that the statutes under which he as convicted are unconstitutional.

In Oklahoma, the age of consent for sexual relations is 16, except for cases involving teachers or others who are in a position of authority.

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