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Hagerstown man facing child porn charges was soccer coach

April 25, 2011|By DAVE MCMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com

A Hagerstown man who faces child pornography charges was a coach with a new Washington County soccer club, the president of the club confirmed Monday.

Roger A. Repp III, 45, of the 600 block of Westwood Street, near Fairgrounds Park, is charged with two counts each of distribution and possession of child pornography, according to Maryland State Police.

After club officials learned of the charges against Repp, he was immediately removed from his coaching position, said Bryan Scheck, president and trustee of Locomotive FC.

The soccer club was formed about a year ago and Repp was with the organization from the beginning, Scheck said.

When reached by phone Monday afternoon, Repp declined to comment, citing legal advisement.

A Computer Crimes Section of the Maryland State Police began investigating the case in March after getting information from a detective in Canada who found a computer on the Internet openly distributing child pornography, police said.

A state trooper from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force traced the computer to Repp’s residence, police said.

Repp was arrested at his home Friday morning after a search warrant was served and police recovered evidence leading to the charges, police said.

Repp was released from the Washington County Detention Center on Friday after posting $30,000 bond.

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