Prosecutors: Wrestling coach used web-based messaging app to request nude photos from minors

A youth wrestling coach who made headlines for becoming the NCAA's first openly gay college wrestler is facing child pornography charges.

News 12 Staff

Aug 5, 2021, 9:33 AM

Updated 987 days ago

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A youth wrestling coach who made headlines for becoming the NCAA's first openly gay college wrestler is facing child pornography charges.
The U.S. attorney's office has charged Alec Donovan, 24, of Brick, with receipt and distribution of child pornography.
Donovan made an initial court appearance by videoconference Wednesday and was released on $100,000 bond.
Prosecutors also allege Donovan used a web-based messaging application to request nude photographs from minors and send them nude images.
The former New Jersey state high school wrestling champion was the subject of a story on Outsports.com in 2015 after he came out.
A message was left with Donovan's attorney.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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