Ex-youth sports coach charged


A former youth sports coach in Pennsylvania is accused of sending inappropriate photographs and texts to a teenage female athlete.

The 40-year-old was formally charged after he turned himself in.

The former youth coach is accused of sending two photos of his genitalia along with a string of lewd text messages to a minor female. He faces two felony counts of disseminating explicit sexual material to a minor and one felony count of unlawful contact with a minor.

The victim, a girl under 18 who is not identified in the criminal complaint, said she knew the man from playing AAU basketball, detectives said in the arrest affidavit.

She told investigators she began exchanging texts with him earlier in November and there was nothing concerning until the evening of Nov. 17 “when it began to get weird,” the affidavit said.

After she received the photos and the lewd messages, she stopped all contact with him, even as he continued to text her, she told detectives.

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