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Fired Hillcrest coach enters two guilty pleas

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Mikael Cooper-Falls, a former track and football coach at Hillcrest High School, has entered two guilty pleas.

Cooper-Falls, 30, admitted his guilt to two felony charges of second-degree statutory rape and sexual contact with a student, the Springfield News-Leader reports.

Springfield Public Schools initially placed him on leave when the allegations surfaced. He was then fired.

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