NEWARK, N.J. (CBS) — An Ocean City youth wrestling coach faces child pornography charges after he shared and received pornographic pictures and videos over the internet, according to the U.S. Attorneys Office of New Jersey.
Alec Donovan, 24, of Brick, New Jersey, is charged with receipt and distribution of child pornography. He was arrested Wednesday and released on a $100,000 bond.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Slow-Moving Storm System Brings Potential For Gusty Thunderstorms, Flooding
According to a complaint, Donovan sent three videos containing images of child sexual abuse between January 2021 and March 2021. Donovan also received two similar videos. The documents say he used a “web-based messaging application” to exchange these videos.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Lawmakers Announce $30 Million In Grants To Fight Gun Violence, Encourage Community Organizations To Apply For Funds
Donovan used the same app to talk to minors and request nude photographs; he also tried to sell the minors nude photographs, the complaint says.
The minimum penalty is five years in prison. The possible maximum penalty is 20 years, along with a $250,000 fine.MORE NEWS: Mantua Shooting Leaves 4 People Hospitalized, Philadelphia Police Say
Anyone who has information or may have been a victim should contact NK-Victim-Assistance@FBI.gov.