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Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 09/26/2011

Child pornography charges for former Md. coach

Anne Arundel County police have charged a former Archbishop Spalding High School track and field coach with child pornography and displaying an obscene item to a minor.

Brian Funk, 40, of Pasadena, turned himself in to police Sunday after a warrant was issued for his arrest, police said.


Brian Funk. (Anne Arundel Co. Police)
Interviews with Funk and a female student determined the two exchanged sexually explicity photos via their personal cell phones, according to police.

No physical contact between the two has been confirmed, police said, although the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Office of Child and Youth Protection indicated that the coach had attended a movie with a student.

Investigations surrounding Funk, who was in his second year of coaching at Archbishop Spalding High School, and his alleged relationship with a student began last July after the county’s Department of Social Services received a complaint of possible sexual child abuse.

Police said Funk was not with the school when the investigation started in July. An Archdiocese of Baltimore spokesman said Funk was a volunteer coach at the school.

This item has been updated since it was first published.

By Teresa Tomassoni  |  03:37 PM ET, 09/26/2011

Categories:  Anne Arundel

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