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Sentencing rescheduled for youth coach who had sex with player

A scheduling snafu has postponed the sentencing of Eric Romig, a former Pennridge High School softball coach who had sex with one of his players last year.

A court hearing was scheduled for Tuesday morning but continued to May 9 because a senior judge wasn't notified of the sentencing, which requires significant preparation, officials said.

Romig, 36, is expected to face up to 20 months in prison. He pleaded guilty in January to institutional sexual assault and possession of child pornography for having sex and trading explicit videos and photos with a 16-year-old girl.

In a turn that made Romig's case stand out from the wave of recent cases against sexually predatory coaches in the region, prosecutors say that Romig was allowed to resign from another school, Faith Christian Academy, in 2009 after he allegedly propositioned two girls on the school basketball team he coached.