Lee's Summit soccer coach facing additional child porn charges - KCTV5

Lee's Summit soccer coach facing additional child porn charges

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Federal prosecutors added Tuesday to the child porn charges filed against a Lee's Summit soccer coach.

Earlier this month, Joel D. White, 40, was charged with one count of producing porn. Additional charges have been filed, bringing the child porn charges to three. The crimes are against three separate preteen girls, authorities have said.

Authorities have said they believe there are more victims that have yet to come forward.

The allegations against White have rocked the Lee's Summit sporting community because a criminal background check failed to detect a previous conviction in Johnson County.

The court documents filed Tuesday offered few new details about the heinous allegations against White. It said he allegedly attempted to use three child victims - identified in the indictment as Jane Doe No. 1, Jane Doe No. 2 and Jane Doe No. 3 - to produce child pornography between May 1, 2012 and March 20, 2013. 

Each of the three counts contained in the indictment carries a mandatory minimum sentence upon conviction of 15 years in federal prison without parole.

White coached two girls' soccer teams, and one mother said her daughter traveled to Florida with White, according to court documents.

White told investigators that he installed a camera inside his bedroom so he could record videos of them nude while changing clothes, according to court documents. He confessed to fondling and molesting one girl and recording the lewd acts, according to court documents.

He told investigators that his victims were 11 and 12 years old, according to court records.

Authorities said they discovered the cache of videos after White was caught stealing jerseys and other memorabilia at a sporting event.

Sporting officials in Lee's Summit said they are working to tighten up their background checks in the wake of this case.

Organizers of the youth soccer league White worked for said he passed a background check by the Department of Social Services. However, the check didn't show that in 2007, White was charged in Johnson County with eavesdropping. In 2008, the charge was amended to criminal trespass and he was sentenced to probation.

Originally prosecutors had filed the charge, but they later decided to take the case to a grand jury, who issued the three indictments.

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