[UPDATE] Rickards High Softball Coach Sentenced for Soliciting Minor

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UPDATED August 15, 2013
By Julie Montanaro

A former Rickards High School Girls Softball coach will spend the next year in jail for trying to solicit a minor for sex on line.

Milan Ivey entered a no contest plea and was sentenced Wednesday to 11 months and 29 days in the county jail followed by seven years on probation.

Adjudication was withheld in his case, meaning if he completes his probation, he will not be considered a convicted felon.

Ivey was arrested in August 2012 when he showed up to meet what he thought was a 13 year old girl for sex. He was met by Tallahassee Police instead.

Tallahassee, Florida- August 16, 2012- 6:25 pm

An undercover operation lands a man in jail for soliciting a minor. That man turned out to be a Milan Ivey, a Girls Softball Coach at Rickards High School. Tallahassee Police say over the past several days they had been talking to Ivey through email posing as a 13- year old girl.

During that email exchange undercover officers arranged to meet Ivey at a store near the intersection of Old Bainbridge Road and Tharpe Street. That's when just after eight last night, Ivey arrived at that location and officers arrested him.

Police say Ivey also used to coach at the YMCA, is a former Coach of the 'Blue Angels girls softball team' and had also worked at FAMU high school as a coach there.

Leon County Schools Chief of Safety and Security, John Hunkiar told WCTV that Ivey has been terminated from his position as Coach. He also went on to say that Ivey only worked at the school as a coach and was not in the classroom. He had been Coach since February of last year. Hunkiar says when the school hired Ivey there was a full background check that came up clear.

Tallahassee, Florida- August 16, 2012

Undercover officers with the Tallahassee Police Department made contact with a male via the internet and began to exchange sexually explicit emails, which lasted several days. The undercover officers were posing as a 13 year old female who had posted an ad.

During the email exchange, the undercover officers arranged to meet the male (later identified as Milan Ivey) at a store located near the intersection of Old Bainbridge Road and Tharpe Street. At approximately 8:15pm last night Mr. Ivey arrived at the location and was placed under arrest and transported to the Leon County Jail.

Further investigation by TPD in conjunction with the Leon County School Board, revealed Mr. Ivey is a girls’ softball coach at Rickards High School, a former YMCA coach and a former coach of the “Blue Angels Girls Softball Team.” Mr. Ivey also worked at the FAMU
High School as a coach in the past.

TPD Investigators with the Special Victims Unit are asking anyone with information about this case, or anyone who Mr. Ivey may have had inappropriate contact with in the past, to call the Tallahassee Police Department at (850) 891-4200 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.

The probable cause for this case is attached to this release.


Milan Ivey Black Male DOB: 12/17/89

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