Former Sweetwater teacher, coach sentenced to 6 years for child sex crime

SWEETWATER, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - A former Sweetwater middle school teacher and coach has been sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to a child sex crime. 

Kevin Oliver pleaded guilty to Sexual Assault of a Child and received his 6-year sentence Monday morning. He will self-surrender on January 22 as a condition of his plea agreement. 

Oliver was previously indicted on 3 charges connected to an alleged inappropriate relationship with a student - Sexual Assault of a Child, Improper Relationship between Educator and Student, and Indecency with a Child.

The warrants were issued out of Nolan County, but the Nolan County District Attorney recused himself from the case, so Taylor County District Attorney James Hicks served as prosecutor. 

Oliver resigned from his position at Sweetwater ISD after the Sweetwater Police Department began investigating the allegations in September of 2016.

Sweetwater ISD Superintendent confirmed Oliver was a teacher and coach at Sweetwater Middle School when the investigation began. He also worked at the high school as a football coach, according to Pittman.

Oliver was released from jail the same day he was arrested after posting a $45,000 bond.


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