Former Licking County Football Coach Sentenced For Assaulting Teen Girl

Dec 1, 2017

Gary Stratford
Credit Licking County Sheriff's Office

The former football coach at Lakewood Middle School in Licking County has been sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty this week to two counts of rape.

36-year-old Gary Stratford was charged in September after prosecutors say he got a teen girl drunk and assaulted her at his Thornville home. He was fired after the allegations surfaced.