Man arrested on child porn charges was youth soccer coach, club says

Youth soccer coach arrested on child porn charges in court

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - FOX19 NOW has learned that a former youth soccer coach has been arrested on charges of child pornography.

Brian Hronek, 48, is listed as coach with the 2019-2020 Cincinnati West Soccer Club, a youth soccer club that competes in the Cincinnati United Soccer League.

Club president Richard Blessing says Hronek was with the club for at least two years and that he passed all mandatory background checks required by the club as well as Ohio Youth Soccer.

The club immediately relieved Hronek of his duties upon learning of the investigation on Oct. 10, Blessing explained in a statement released Wednesday evening.

“Law enforcement indicated that none of our players were involved in the investigation,” Blessing said.

Hamilton County Sherriff’s Office detectives arrested Hronek on Oct. 16, according to court documents. They searched his home, computer and cell phone.

The documents describe ten different pieces of obscene material in Hronek’s possession prior to his arrest, including videos and pictures of children engaged in sexual acts with adults.

The children range in age from 12 years to seven months old.

Images seized as evidence include ones showing naked children tied to beds or trees, court records show.

One photo shows a naked 1-year-old girl with “SLUT” and “B----” written on it. Another shows a naked 2-year-old girl tied down by rope on a bed with a ball gag in her mouth.

Hronek’s bond was set Thursday morning at $1 million, or $100,000 for each count of possessing child pornography.

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