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Former Silverado coach convicted in sex case

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Former Silverado coach convicted in sex case

CREATED Apr. 25, 2013

 Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A Silverado High School coach was convicted Wednesday on multiple counts of child sex exploitation.

Authorities said 44-year-old Albert Silva Hernandez exchanged explicit text messages and photographs with an underage female. 

Hernandez was a softball coach at Silverado when he began a sexual relationship with one of his 17-year-old players, according to an indictment. He photographed sexual acts and sent them to the girl, and asked the girl to send him explicit photographs.

Police obtained cellphone records of the exchanges between Hernandez and the girl, leading to his arrest in May, 2012.

A three-day jury trial led to his conviction on eight counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. 

Hernandez faces 15 to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 on each count. 

He's scheduled to be sentenced on August 5.