Former Gates-Chili basketball coach appears in court

Posted at: 07/03/2013 6:48 AM
Updated at: 07/03/2013 5:22 PM

A former Gates Chili basketball coach, who had sex with a 16-year-old student at Tinseltown Movie Theater was in New York State Supreme Court Wednesday.

Judge Alex Renzi has to decide where Monte Nowden will be a Level 1 or Level 2 sex offender.

Nowden is due to be released in August and will have to register as a sex offender. The Department of Corrections assessment designated Nowden as a Level 1 sex offender, the lowest level.  But the District Attorney's Office says he should be a Level 2.

What's the difference? Level 1 is for a determinant amount of time. Level 2 is for life.
Nowden said in court Wednesday that he takes responsibility for his actions and looks forward to being a productive member of society again.

Judge Renzi will issue a written decision on Nowden's sex offender status. News10NBC will let you know when that comes out.