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St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) - A gymnastics coach from Superior, Wisconsin accused of sexually abusing children in Minnesota and Wisconsin has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison.

The US Attorney for Minnesota says 60-year-old George Francis Deppa previously entered a guilty plea to one count of production of child pornography involving the sexual abuse of a 15-year-old. Aggravating factors were presented to the judge during his sentencing hearing that included "a pattern of isolating and, in some instances, drugging his victims."

Deppa - Douglas County Sheriff's Office photo
Deppa - Douglas County Sheriff's Office photo
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Under the terms of his plea deal, Deppa also agreed to enter guilty pleas to state charges in Minnesota and Wisconsin involving sexual assaults victimizing at least five other minors. Those criminal cases were filed in St. Louis County in Minnesota and Douglas County in Wisconsin.

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Federal prosecutors say, based on the evidence gathered in the case, they believe there may be additional victims. Anyone with information is asked to contact the FBI in Minneapolis at 218-722-3341.

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