New Orleans gymnastics coach to serve 65 years for molesting boys 04/16/2019 1:54 pm PDT Comments WGNO / Jefferson Parish via WGNO: KENNER, La. (WGNO) -- A former gymnastics coach plead guilty as charged, and was sentenced to 65 years in prison. The judge made the decision after 27-year-old Jonathan M. West admitted to sexually exploiting 13 boys under his care. The victims were between the ages of 8 and 15 when the abuse happened, beginning in 2015 and ending with his arrest on May 31, 2018, according to the bill of information. West pleaded guilty to: Nine counts of indecent behavior with juveniles; One count of indecent behavior with a juvenile under age 13; Eight counts of sexual battery; Two counts of oral sexual battery; Three counts of sexual battery of a child under age 13; One count of computer solicitation of a minor under age 13. Judge Stephen Enright of the 24th Judicial District Court ran West's sentences concurrently for a total of 65 years. Police say should West ever be released from prison, he will have to register as a sex offender for the remainder of his life. MORE: Kenner gymnastics coach to serve 65 years for molesting boys - WGNO #Louisiana #NewOrleans #SexualBattery #Solicitation #WGNO Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.