Coach Gets Jail Time For Soliciting Teen Sex

A Former Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School girls’ swim coach, who admitted sending sexually explicit messages to a ninth-grade girl on the team, and offering her money to have sex with him, is going to jail.

31-year-old Michael Dolan of Aldrin Drive in Whitpain Township was sentenced Thursday to serve one-and-a-half to three years in Montgomery County Prison, followed by five years probation.  He pleaded guilty in July to criminal solicitation to commit a sex act and corruption of a minor.  Court documents say he sent the 15-year-old girl several text messages on her cell phone in April of last year, offering her $200 to have sex with him at a park near the school.  The girl reported the messages to her mother, who took her to Whitemarsh township police.  They obtained a search warrant, which allowed them to trace the calls to Dolan’s phone.  He was fired from the coaching job after his arrest.