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  • Coach charged in child porn case

  • A Lee’s Summit man who served as a youth soccer coach was charged in federal court Tuesday with producing child pornography.

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  • A Lee’s Summit man who served as a youth soccer coach was charged in federal court Tuesday with producing child pornography.
    Joel D. White, 40, allegedly secretly videotaped girls from the under-12 and under-15 soccer teams he coaches through a local soccer association.
    He remains in federal custody pending a detention hearing.
    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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