TORRINGTON – In a surprise move Monday, Michael Booth – the former Southeast High School girl’s basketball coach accused of having improper sexual relations with an underage girl – pleaded guilty on all counts before District Judge Patrick Korell.
The plea came at the end of a hearing, wherein the judge issued his ruling on a motion to suppress a confession Booth made to Goshen County Sheriff Department investigators Rick Scott and Sgt. Kory Fleenor in October 2017.
After accepting Booth's guilty plea, Korell continued bail, leaving Booth free pending a pre-sentencing investigation. All the conditions initially set on Booths freedom - including prohibiting contact with his victim and her family - remain in affect.
Goshen County Attorney Ken Brown said pre-sentencing investigations can take two to three months. Booth will probably be sentenced early this summer.
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