BOZEMAN -- A former Bozeman High track coach charged with sending sexual text messages to young girls has denied a charge that he tried to coerce the girls into deleting the messages.
James Evans had earlier denied two counts of sexual abuse of children. On Monday, he pleaded not guilty to attempting to tamper with evidence.
Three counts of obscenity were dropped last month after Evans' attorney asked that the case be dismissed, arguing in part that the definition of obscenity is unclear.
The tampering charge alleges Evans tried to obtain login information for one of girl's accounts to erase messages and told another girl to delete anything from her cellphone that might get him in trouble.