Former wrestling coach guilty of having sex with student

2014-06-11T16:16:00Z Former wrestling coach guilty of having sex with studentPatrick McNamara Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A former high-school wrestling coach has been found guilty of having sex with a 15-year-old student.

Richard Portugal Ortiz was found guilty Wednesday on four of seven counts of sexual conduct with a minor.

Ortiz, 55, was accused of having sexual relations with the female student. He had been the wrestling coach at Tucson High School where the girl was a student and member of the wrestling team.

Ortiz is scheduled for sentencing before Pima County Superior Court Judge Javier Chon-Lopez on Aug. 18.

Contact reporter Patrick McNamara at 573-4241 or pmcnamara@azstarnet.com. On Twitter @pm929.

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