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Federal Prison Term For Former Coach In Porn Case

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SCRANTON -- A former Catholic high school football coach was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison on child pornography charges.

A federal judge sentenced Joseph Ostrowski from Wilkes-Barre Wednesday morning in Scranton.

He was also ordered to pay $1,800 in fines and fees.

Ostrowski pleaded guilty in January to enticing minors to take part in a scheme to make child pornography.

He is the former football coach at Holy Redeemer in Wilkes-Barre.

Ostrowski is also negotiating a plea deal on state charges that he molested a student at the high school in Wilkes-Barre.

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