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Woods: To pay $750 in finesEdward Todd Woods, former head girls basketball coach at Newberg's Open Bible Christian School, was sentenced Monday afternoon in Yamhill County Circuit Court to 180 days in jail and three years probation.The 31-year-old Woods had pleaded guilty to two counts of furnishing alcohol to a minor and one count each of third-degree sexual abuse and tampering with a witness.Woods, a Dayton High School graduate, admitted getting some of his players drunk, sexually molesting one of them and trying to influence testimony in the case.When the hour-long sentencing hearing ended, Woods was handcuffed by a court security deputy and taken to jail to begin his sentence.Woods also molested a 16-year-old in the school gym and sent her a series of text messages about his desire to have sex with her 15-year-old sister.Easterday said Woods, who was placed in a position of trust at the small Christian school, manipulated and groomed his victims.The father characterized Woods, who is enrolled in sex offender treatment, as a hardened criminal.He said the sentence feels like a slap on the wrist to Woods and a slap in the face to the victims and their families."Given the chance, these men wouldn't have stopped until they had ruined the lives of every girl they had a chance to dominate and poison," he said.He said his family has experienced a huge amount of pain, suffering and unwelcome change.A mother wanted to address Woods in person, so she got up from her seat in the courtroom and told him he made her sick to her stomach.She called him a sick person with no heart or soul."You said all the right things," she said.
News Register - Edward Todd Woods, former head girls basketball coach at Newberg's Open Bible Christian School, was sentenced Monday afternoon in Yamhill County Circuit Court to 180 days in jail and three years probation.Woods had pleaded guilty to two counts of
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News Register - Edward Todd Woods, former head girls basketball coach at Open Bible Christian School in Newberg, has accepted a plea bargain in connection with allegations that he abused female students.The 31-year-old McMinnville resident is facing two counts of
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Former Open Bible Christian School volleyball and basketball coach Edward "Todd" Woods appeared in Yamhill County Court Monday and admitted to sexually abusing one of his former players.Woods pleaded guilty to third-degree sexual abuse, along with two counts of furnishing alcohol to a minor and one count of tampering with a witness, a Class C felony.Woods was arrested in mid-November on the charges.He served as the boys basketball coach at Open Bible for the past two seasons before he took over the volleyball program this year.The 31-year-old McMinnville resident was also poised to take over the girls basketball program this season.Woods is scheduled to return to court April 3 for sentencing."In my opinion, I think there's some minimization on the conduct (of Woods), but all in all, he's taking responsibility and accountability," Easterday said.Christopher "Charlie" Lasiter was an assistant coach to Woods who has been charged with third-degree rape, third-degree sexual abuse and contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor.
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Open Bible coach Todd Woods said the Panthers haven't made a name for themselves as a volleyball school by winning consistently, something the Bucks have accomplished.He said the experience the Bucks boast is something the Panthers lack."They've been in there before and know how to win tight games and we don't," he said."Really, they're better than we are and they have gotten better since the last time we played and we haven't," Woods said.