A former cheerleading coach in Texas was sentenced to 30 years in prison for multiple cases of sex abuse.
Kyle Austin Ware, 31, plead guilty Thursday to three counts of continuous sex abuse of a child and one count of indecency with a child, according to NBC DFW. Three of Ware's four victims were under the age of 14 when the abuse started.
The former tumbling coach at Express Cheer & Dance in Frisco was arrested at the Dallas Fort-Worth Airport in April, 2013. Police say that Ware had booked a flight to Paris and his attorney confirmed that he was aware of his impending arrest.
“The defendant rightfully accepted responsibility for his actions, and we are pleased to have gotten justice for the victims of these cases,” prosecutor Crystal Levonius said after the hearing, according to the Dallas Morning News.
The newspaper explains Ware's sentence:
Ware was sentenced to 30 years in prison for each of the three counts of continuous sex abuse of a child and 20 years in prison for the fourth case involving indecency with a child by contact. All four sentences will be served at the same time. He will not be eligible for parole.
Frisco police Officer Greg Barnett said the gym took all of the necessary precautions, but it was not enough to stop Ware.
"The gym did the background checks," Officer Barnett said. "They did everything they needed to do to ensure to themselves and to the parents and the children that it was a safe environment to be. Unfortunately, Mr. Ware was a predator -- he took advantage of his position of trust with the children."