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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.
    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.
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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. He was
    already facing state charges for having sexual contact with a student
    while he was employed by the Crocker School District
    In October, Zimmerman was charged with three counts of sexual contact with
    a student. Zimmerman was a substitute teacher and coached soccer for the
    district for more than two years.
    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 allegedly admitted to being in a relationship with a student while
    being employed
    by the Crocker School District.
    Court documents said 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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