POSTED: Friday, April 4, 2014 - 1:35pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 4, 2014 - 4:10pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) —
A former East Texas sports writer has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to having a sexual relationship with a local teenager.
Harold Lamonte Wilson, 36, of Tyler will be behind bars after turning himself in for having sexual relations with a 16-year-old girl. He was indicted in October  by a Smith County grand jury, according to documents released by the 241st Judicial District Court.
Wilson was arrested by police on Wednesday, June 26 , and was held on $100,000 bond in the Smith County Jail until he was released later that night.
According to Texas law, a child is defined as a person younger than 17-years-old.
Wilson was a sports writer for ET Final Score and the Tyler Morning Telegraph.