CRIME
09/12/2014 04:12 am ET Updated Sep 12, 2014

Andrew Michael Nisbet, Golf Instructor, Admits To Molesting Kids Then Trying To Have Them Killed

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A California youth golf instructor pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges that he sexually molested children and then tried to a hire a hit man to have his victims killed.

Andrew Michael Nisbet, 32, had been facing 75 felony counts for allegedly molesting boys between the ages of 12 and 17 who were his students, according to CBS San Francisco.

While in jail last year, he allegedly tried to hire a hit man to kill the children making the accusations.

Police say Nisbet wrote letters from behind bars saying he wanted to have two victims "taken care of," according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

“From my training and experience that means he is asking to have the victims killed,” Alameda County District Attorney Inspector Jeff McCort said in a probable cause statement cited by CBS.

An undercover agent working for the district attorney visited Nisbet in jail and recorded a meeting in which the suspect provided information about the kids he wanted slain. The Oakland Tribune says Nisbet wanted the killings to look like robberies gone wrong.

On Thursday, Nisbet pleaded guilty to three counts of child molestation, three counts of solicitation of murder and one count of possession of child pornography, the Chronicle reported.

As part of a plea deal, 79 other charges -- enough to put him in jail for life -- were dismissed, the Tribune said. Instead, he'll be sentenced next month to 27 years and four months in prison and waive credit for time served. He'll also have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

Nisbet was an instructor at the Las Positas Golf Course in Livermore, Calif. He was arrested in December last year, just one day before he was to receive the PGA's Northern California Section 2013 Junior Golf Leader Award "for his dedication and leadership in developing a wealth of exciting and educational golf programs for juniors," ABC 7 reported.

(h/t Deadspin)

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