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  • No bond for accused coach

  • A Lee’s Summit man charged in a child pornography case has been ordered held without bond.



    Joel D. White, 40, who had been serving as a youth soccer coach, allegedly secretly videotaped girls from the under-12 and under-15 soccer teams he coaches through a local soccer association.

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  • A Lee’s Summit man charged in a child pornography case has been ordered held without bond.
    Joel D. White, 40, who had been serving as a youth soccer coach, allegedly secretly videotaped girls from the under-12 and under-15 soccer teams he coaches through a local soccer association.
    He will remain in federal custody without being able to post bond.
    According to court documents, police officers in Commerce City, Colo., discovered videos of nude minors on White’s camera. White was attending a U.S. World Cup qualifying game in the Denver area last month when cameras were seized by police as part of a criminal investigation. The Commerce City police then alerted Lee’s Summit police of what was discovered.
    Court documents say White is shown on video positioning a camera in a bedroom in his home so that it is hidden. Police say shortly after White left the room, the videos show several minors, ages 11 and 12, changing clothes and appear to not have knowledge that they are being taped.
    White allegedly told police he taped minors in the nude without their consent 10 to 15 times between May and October 2012. At least four child victims have been identified so far.
     
     
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