December 18, 2014

Former high school tennis coach sentenced to 12 years for child porn

50 year old Richard Ambler, a former high school tennis coach and substitute teacher in the St. Louis area, has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for receiving and possessing thousands of images of child pornography. Ambler, a married father of five, pleaded guilty in September to two felony counts. Court records show he admitted swapping nude pictures of children with people he met on Craigslist.

Ambler was relieved of his duties as head tennis coach at Lutheran North High School following his indictment in May. He was also a substitute teacher in the Parkway School District.