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Ex-youth coach headed to prison for trying to lure teenage boy

A former Rochester volunteer youth hockey coach convicted of trying to lure a teenage boy into a sexual relationship three years ago is going to prison.

Dennis Allyn Jones, 36, asked a Olmsted District Court judge to execute his prison sentence Wednesday, and the judge granted the request.

Probation agents had filed a report alleging Jones had violated terms of probation, and he was in court for a hearing on those allegations when he asked the judge to send him to prison.

Judge Robert Birnbaum ordered Jones to serve 33 months in prison, then be on conditional release for 10 years after completing the prison term. Jones will receive credit for time he has already served in jail.

Jones was convicted on four counts, with terms ranging from one year to 33 months, to run concurrent. The longer sentence was on a charge of prostitution, for attempting to lure the teenage boy into a sexual relationship. He also was convicted of three counts of being in possession of pictorial representations of minors.


Jones was arrested in June 2006 and charged with multiple criminal counts. He had served as a volunteer assistant coach for a B Bantam youth hockey team in Rochester. He also owned a company called Denny Jones Goalie Schools.

When sentenced, he was put on probation for 10 years and ordered to serve six months in jail. The judge stayed execution of the 33-month prison sentence. Jones was back in court six months later after admitting he violated probation by having contact with a teenage boy via telephone from the jail. He was handed another 60-day jail sentence. 

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