Mankato (MN) State football coach busted: Child porn? Or just normal family photos?

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  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Exposed/MN: Mankato (MN) State football coach busted: Child porn? Or just normal family photos?


    Todd Hoffner turned his state-provided cell phone in for some maintenance, and the technicians found a couple clips of his own children naked. That shouldn't be such a big deal -- or should it?

    The videos? Two descriptions ...
    1. The three videos in question allegedly feature Hoffner's children, two girls and one boy. The first shows the children standing with their backs to the camera with towels on. They drop the towels and face the camera as an adult male voice addresses them. The children call this man "dad." The criminal complaint filed in the Blue Earth County District Court claims that, in the first video, the boy "fondles his penis" and the two girls "bend over with their buttocks facing the camera and pull their buttocks apart, exposing their anuses toward the camera." The second video allegedly shows the girls dancing naked and the boy wearing only a football helmet, according to the criminal complaint. The third video allegedly shows a girl sleeping. An adult male voice tells her to go to "go potty." The camera reportedly records the child's buttocks, wearing underwear, as she walks to the bathroom. (NY Daily News Aug 24 2012)
    2. According to the charges, two videos filmed June 26, show the kids naked. In one, which lasted about a minute, all three children drop towels and jump around nude, while Hoffner's 8-year-old son fondles himself and his daughters bend over and spread their buttocks. In the second, which was about 10 seconds long, the sisters dance naked and their brother enters wearing only a football helmet. A third video, the longest at about two minutes, was filmed Aug. 8. One of the girls is shown being awakened in bed and told by a male voice to "go potty." She is followed to the bathroom with the camera focused on her flowered underwear. (Star Tribune Aug 30 2012)
    Pornographic? You (and perhaps a jury) will have to decide for yourself.
     
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Minnesota has a notorious past in the area of abusive child sexual abuse investigations. In Jordan, MN, almost 30 years ago 24 adults were arrested and charged; only one candidate for the Home for the Mentally Bewildered was convicted.

    The "children never lie" :rolleyes: prosecutor was never disciplined ...

    People: Kathleen Morris: The Controversial Prosecutor Vows to Continue the Legal Fight Against Sexual Abuse of Children (Dec 24 1984)

    Chicago Tribune: Jordan Sex Case Is Over, Trauma Isn`t (Feb 15 1985)
     
  3. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Every passenger a terrorist until proven otherwise (TSA)
    Every parent a pedophile until proven otherwise (Kathleen Morris)

    Remember the McMartin day school case back in those days. Many, many years of investigation, trials without a single conviction and all those lives destroyed because the prosecutors coached the kids on what to say.
     

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