Former sports coach pleads guilty to producing child porn

October 24, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The U.S. Attorney’s office says a former New Hampshire boys’ basketball and baseball coach has pleaded guilty to producing child pornography.

Court documents say 25-year-old Matthew Riehl was junior varsity basketball coach at Goffstown High School and assisted coaching the basketball team at Mountain View Middle School. While posing as a teenage girl online, he contacted team members, persuading them to take sexually explicit photos of themselves and send them to him.

A search warrant was executed at his home in Goffstown in August 2016 and his cellphone was seized. An examination of the phone revealed about 500 photos of minor boys in various stages of dress.

Riehl, who pleaded guilty Tuesday, is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 31, 2018. He faces at least 15 years in prison.

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