A former Hatboro-Horsham Senior High School girls’ cross country coach who provided alcohol to a 17-year-old female athlete avoided jail time after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct and furnishing alcohol to a minor.
According to Carl Hessler Jr. of Montgomery News, William Ryan Lichtner, 24, of the 1200 block of Limekiln Pike, Upper Dublin, was sentenced to one year probation and was ordered to complete 48 hours of community service, according to the article.
Lichtner entered a plea agreement, which was accepted by Judge Gary S. Silow, according to the report.
On May 24, 2012, high school officials contacted Horsham Police to report that a teenage student confided in her guidance counselor about Lichtner’s inappropriate behavior, according to Hessler Jr.
The girl told police Lichtner gave her alcohol, including vodka and Mike’s Hard Lemonade, on eight occasions between February and May 2012, according to the report.
Lichtner also told the girl that she owed him money for said alcohol, according to the report.
Lichtner admitted May 25 that he had given the girl alcohol at her request for six months, according to the report. All incidents occurred off school property and not during school hours.