HAYWARD -- A former judo instructor was sentenced to three years in state prison Monday after he pleaded no contest in April to a sex crime involving a 15-year-old girl, according to a spokesperson for the Alameda County District Attorney.
In the April plea deal, Ryan Rebmann, 32, of Livermore, pleaded no contest to one count of lewd and lascivious acts on the girl between June and August 2011. Rebmann had faced six counts of unlawful sex with the girl, six counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child and one count of attempting to escape from custody, according to court records.
In addition, Rebmann also faces up to seven years in jail in New York for violating his probation in a 2009 sex crime conviction there according to published reports.
A former California Judo Coach of the Year in 2004, Rebmann could be eligible for parole in California after a year and a half but will be held pending the resolution of his case in New York.
In the 2009 New York case, Rebmann pleaded guilty to a "criminal sexual act in the third degree" for assaulting a Livermore teen in a New York hotel room in March 2009. Rebmann and the girl were part of a group in New York on a stopover before flying to a competition in the Dominican Republic. Rebmann was the girl's instructor and chaperone. After the conviction, USA Judo banned Rebmann for life.
In addition to his three-year sentence, Rebmann must also register as a sex offender for the rest of
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