( Covington, Kentucky ) - In court Thursday, former Holy Cross volunteer football coach Thomas Hansman pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of using electronic communications to induce a minor to have sex.

The 27-year-old was charged with sexual abuse in August. Police say he inappropriately touched a 16-year-old girl and sent her roughly 2,000 sexual text and Facebook messages.

Hansman faces up to five years behind bars when he's sentenced next month. He'll also have to register as a sex offender.