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  • Former Crocker Coach indicted on child pornography charges

  • A former Crocker High School coach is facing additional charges after a federal grand jury indicted him on a child pornography charge.
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  •  A former Crocker High School coach is facing additional charges after a federal grand jury indicted him on a child pornography charge.
    Kevin S. Zimmerman, 39, of Roach, Mo., in Camden County, was indicted for his alleged role in transporting child porn between August and October 2013.
    In October, Zimmerman was charged with three counts of sexual contact with a student. Zimmerman was a substitute teacher and coached soccer with the Crocker School District for more than two years. He was already facing state charges for having sexual contact with a student while he was employed by the Crocker School District.

    According to court documents, authorities began investigating Zimmerman after he sent pornographic images to an undercover officer located in St. Louis County.
    During the investigation, which began on Oct. 2, Zimmerman was interviewed and admitted to being in a relationship with a student while being employed with the Crocker School District.
    Court documents state that Zimmerman said his relationship with the victim turned intimate in the spring of the victim's senior year of high school. As soon as officers were informed of the incidents, Zimmerman was immediately arrested and removed from the the school.
    Zimmerman's trial for the case involving sexual contact with a student is set for Sept. 18 in Texas County. If convicted, he could up to 12 years in prison.
    According to the U.S Attorney's office, Zimmerman remains in custody pending trial for the pornography charges. A trial date has not been set.
    This case was investigated by the Missouri Internet Crimes Against Child Task Force, FBI, the St. Louis County Police Department and the Crocker, Missouri Police Department.
    If convicted of transportation of child pornography, Zimmerman could face five to 20 years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000.

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