HOUSTON -

A former Corpus Christi officer has pleaded guilty to having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old Houston girl.

Robert McChester Junior admitted in federal court Thursday that he communicated for a year with the girl, starting when she was 14 years old.

McChester said the two met several times and engaged in inappropriate activities.

McChester is out on bond until his sentencing in August.

The former officer could received 10 years to life behind bars.