Youth soccer coach, 48, is charged for child pornography after cops find hundreds of sick images and videos at his home showing kids as young as 7-months-old being tied up and raped
- Brian Hronek, 48, of Monfort Heights East, Ohio was arrested Wednesday after police say they found 220 lewd images and videos of children on his laptop
- The images on the computer included naked children tied to trees or to a bed
- Hronek was the head coach of the Cincinnati West soccer club in the Greater Cincinnati Soccer League
- He pleaded not guilty at his Thursday arraignment in Hamilton County Court
- A prosecutor said the details of the contents of Hronek’s alleged porn collection ‘are too vile for me to even read’
- Judge Bernie Bouchard told the court: ‘These are the worst allegations I’ve ever seen in 20-some years I’ve been doing this. It’s unreal’
- A league official said none of the kids on Hronek’s team were seen in the photos
Ohio youth soccer coach Brian Hronek, 48, has been charged with 10 counts of pandering child pornography Thursday morning after police found hundreds of lewd images of children on his computer and cell phone
An Ohio youth soccer coach and married father of three was arrested on Wednesday after police who searched his home said they found hundreds of lewd images of children as young as seven-months-old being raped by grown men.
Brian Hronek, 48, of Monfort Heights East, Ohio, was charged with 10 counts of pandering child porn after the incident.
He’s being held in Hamilton County Jail in Cincinnati on 100,000 bond, jail records show.
Hronek entered a plea of not guilty during his arraignment in Hamilton County Criminal Court on Thursday.
During their search of his residence, police said they found 100 web searches for ‘known child pornography terms’ on Hronek’s cell phone in addition to images of naked children tied to trees or beds, according to court records obtained by the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Some of the pictures showed naked kids tied to beds and trees. One of the images showed a nude 1-year-old girl who had the word ‘s***’ and ‘b****’ written on her picture.
Hronek (left) pleaded not guilty during his Thursday arraignment in Hamilton County Court
One of the videos was an estimated 48 minutes long.
Defense attorney Mark Wieczorek argued for a lenient bond for his client, telling the judge Hronek has a master’s degree in international management from the University of Phoenix and a married father of three who has no prior criminal record.
Hamilton County prosecutor Dave Wood told court officials on Thursday that Hronek had a file sharing program on his computer that he used to unwittingly send child porn images and videos to undercover ‘sheriff deputies posing as private citizens.’
‘The content of those are too vile and disgusting for me to even read,’ Wood said, according to video obtained by WLWT-TV.
Judge Bernie Bouchard told the court: ‘These are the worst allegations I’ve ever seen in 20-some years I’ve been doing this’
Judge Bernie Bouchard told the court: ‘These are some of the worst allegations I’ve ever seen in 20-some years I’ve been doing this.’
‘It’s unreal,’ the judge added.
The judge agreed to set bond at $100,000 on each of the 10 counts Hronek faces. The 48-year-old served as the head coach for a Greater Cincinnati Soccer League Team.
He passed all of Ohio Youth Soccer’s required background checks for coaches, the Enquirer reported.
Cincinnati West President Rick Blessing said the soccer team learned about the county sheriff’s investigation into Hronek on October 10.
‘Our Director of Coaching immediately relieved the coach of his duties with the club,’ Blessing said. ‘Law enforcement indicated that none of our players were involved in the investigation.’