Former fire fighter and youth coach will serve jail time, register as a sex offender | Crime
PRATTVILLE, AL (WSFA) - The former Montgomery Fire Fighter and Elmore County youth sports coach that pleaded guilty to electronic solicitation of a child back in November has been sentenced to a 96 month split sentence.
Authorities say John Montague will serve six months behind bars followed by 36 months of supervised probation. He will also be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
Montague pleaded guilty this morning to two counts of electronic solicitation. Montague originally turned himself in to the Elmore County Sheriff's Office back in October of 2011 after he was charged with harassment in Elmore County for allegedly kissing a 13-year-old girl and sending her inappropriate text messages. Montague was charged with two counts of electronic solicitation in Autauga County a month later.
Documents state that police believe Montague used a cell phone to attempt to arrange meetings with a child under the age of 16 for sexual purposes at both Birmingham Southern University and Edgewood Academy back in September 2011.