Debate Coach Gets 13 Years for Molestation

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) _ A former Kansas debate coach convicted of molesting a student is sentenced to more than 13 years in prison.

Richard Young was sentenced Monday in Reno County District Court on four counts for sexually abusing a 15-year-old foreign exchange student who stayed at his home in 2007.

Prosecutors said he fondled the student within days of the boy's arrival to attend Buhler High School.

The 68-year-old Buhler resident was a teacher and debate coach at Buhler High School. He taught for 47 years in various Kansas school districts. Young had hosted as many as 12 foreign exchange students in his home since 1997.