Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Minor Hockey, Baseball Coach Faces Child Porn, Voyeurism Charges

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Minor Hockey, Baseball Coach Faces Child Porn, Voyeurism Charges

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Hockey, baseball coach faces child porn charges

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COQUITLAM, B.C. - A man who has spent three decades coaching youth baseball and hockey across B.C.'s Lower Mainland is facing multiple child pornography charges, police announced Wednesday.

Coquitlam RCMP said 59-year-old Randy Downes was arrested and charged with possessing child pornography, and four counts each of voyeurism and making child pornography.

There is no evidence to suggest Downes had sexual contact with children or that the photos were distributed, said Const. Jamie Phillipson.

Police say the photographs seized from the man's home in April were taken in a public place, but the children pictured did not know the photos were being taken.

Phillipson declined to say how many photos were found, where they were taken or whether they featured boys, girls or both. …

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