Downers Grove gymnastics coach charged with making child porn

Downers Grove gymnastics coach charged with making child porn

DOWNERS GROVE, Sick. (TOC) — A 30-year-old Downers Grove man is being held on $600,000 bond for allegedly manufacturing baby pornography with not less than two underage victims.

DuPage Sheriff’s investigators mentioned their digital forensics unit was capable of finding proof of kid pornography on computer systems belonging to Wyatt Kopka. He’s charged not solely with possession however manufacturing baby pornography.

Investigators mentioned they’ve discovered two victims to date; a 13-year-old boy and an 18-year-old boy who was underage on the time of the alleged abuse. Investigators mentioned additionally they discovered textual content messages the place he was allegedly grooming different potential victims.

“It begins out with an informal dialog and as he makes them extra snug by way of these conversations then extra issues are instructed. He is attending to the purpose of requesting bare images,” mentioned DuPage County Sheriff’s Workplace Chief Bob Toerpe.

Kopka was arrested in Could and has been in jail ever since.

Detectives mentioned Kopka labored as a gymnastics coach and likewise a daycare worker on the Elite Sports activities Advanced in Downers Grove. In keeping with the ability, “at the moment there isn’t any proof that Mr. Okay ever acted inappropriately in direction of or had any inappropriate contact with college students or athletes at Elite.”

Elite Sports activities Advanced mentioned he was a long-time worker of about 10 years, however was not employed on the time of his arrest; he resigned days earlier.

His coworkers by no means suspected any wrongdoing and the college does annual background checks on all staff.

Investigators mentioned it is unclear how lengthy this has been happening and are asking some other potential victims to contact them.

“I will not get into specifics of the video however we are able to put him because the creator of the video with no downside,” Toerpe mentioned.

Kopka is because of be arraigned Thursday morning. If discovered responsible, he faces as much as 120 years in jail.

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