Ex-Coach Wins Review of Sentence

Dwight Bowling (Photo courtesy: WTVA-TV)
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Aberdeen, Miss.
A federal judge will hear arguments from a former Mississippi and Alabama prep football coach on a motion to set aside or reconsider his sentence to multiple guilty pleas that he transported minor males across state lines for sex.

U.S. District Judge Glen H. Davidson has scheduled the hearing for June 12 in Aberdeen.

Dwight Bowling pleaded guilty in 2011 to numerous state and federal charges related to sex acts with boys.

He was sentenced in federal court to 25 years. In state court, he was sentenced to 35 years. He also pleaded guilty to attempting to tamper with a potential witness's testimony.

The investigation uncovered at least four victims, boys between the ages of 13 and 18. Prosecutors say the molestations occurred between 2004 and 2010.