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Retired Mailman Pleads Guilty To Inappropriately Touching Children

Posted September 13, 2005 7:10 a.m. EDT

— A retired mailman from Harnett County could spend up to 30 years in prison for molesting young girls.

Lloyd Coats pleaded guilty to molesting more than a dozen girls between the ages of four and 15.

The earliest case dates back to 1976.

Investigators said Coats met his victims on his mail route or while driving a church bus.

Coats would be eligible for parole under the plea agreement.