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Former Sacramento-area baseball coach convicted of child sexual assault

A former Sacramento-area baseball coach has been convicted of child sexual assault.

A Sacramento County jury on Tuesday found 56-year-old Steven Laurence Erickson guilty of 19 counts of child sexual assault on a child age 13 to 15 years old, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release.

Erickson is a former baseball coach who also ran a traveling baseball academy in Sacramento County. The victim played baseball for the academy, and Erickson had known the victim since he was 9 years old, the news release said.

Erickson is to be sentenced Nov. 20 by Sacramento Superior Court Judge James Arguelles. He faces a maximum sentence of 37 years and eight months in prison, according to the District Attorney’s Office.