Former coach gets 12-year sentence for sexual assault
LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A former high school basketball coach was sentenced to 12 years in prison on three counts of sexual exploitation of a child and one count of sexual assault on a child Friday.
Wes Specht, 27, who was the varsity girls basketball coach at Alameda High School, could have received a life sentence, but instead received the lightest possible sentence after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting one of three alleged victims.
According to court documents, Specht had sex with one female student over the course of several months in several locations — including a public park, his home and at his parents’ house.
The nature of the two’s relationship was “very public,” according to a school secretary. According to the school, Specht was fired for inappropriately texting girls on his team.
Specht has one prior arrest for felony theft and another for driving while ability impaired.