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Ex-coach Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charges

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WILKES-BARRE — A former high school football coach pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to charges including producing child porn.

According to court documents, Joesph Ostrowski, 28, of Wilkes-Barre was charged with persuading minors to engage in sexual acts and used the internet to transmit the images.  Ostrowski is the former head coach at Holy Redeemer High School in Wilkes-Barre.

Prosecutors said Ostrowski involved victims in 14 states between 2006 and 2012.  They said some were adults, some were minors who participated in athletic programs.

Because of a plea agreement, Ostrowski is expected to be sentenced to 25 years in prison with a lifetime of supervised release.  The sentence is waiting to be approved by a judge.

Ostrowski was arrested back in May by FBI agents.


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