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Former fitness center employee pleads guilty to molesting young girls

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COLLIERVILLE, TN -
(WMC-TV) - One former Collierville fitness club employee was sentenced Friday for molesting three young girls while he worked in the gym's child care center.

29-year-old Anthony Webster plead guilty almost one year to the day when he was arrested. Originally, in July 2012, Webster was first confined to jail on charges he molested a  six-year-old while working at Collierville's Lifetime Fitness. A month later, more young victims and video proof surfaced.  Friday, Webster cut a deal and pleaded guilty to four counts of aggravated sexual battery.

Fitness Club members were relieved to hear justice will be served.

"Of course, there are a lot of children that go here. Hopefully, it's safer," stated club member Raina Barbee.

Under the plea agreement, Webster will serve 16 years. 

"Well, I'm happy to hear that he's serving 16 years; but, he probably should get more" stated club member Amy Griffin.

However, some club members argue no length of jail time will undo the trauma done to three innocent children...who were violated by a man hired to protect them. 

The state first asked Webster have a 24-year sentence. 

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