High School Swimming Official Arrested & Charged For Child Porn

A retired teacher and high school swimming & diving official in New York was arrested and charged with distributing, receiving and possessing child pornography.

71-year-old Thomas Albright was arrested this week, and law enforcement officials say he confessed to downloading and collecting pornographic images of minors. Albright was a teacher in the Marlboro school district from September of 1970 until June of 2002, according to the Times Herald-Record.  The same report says Albright was serving as an official for high school swimming & diving meets in the Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association.

The OCIAA says it has removed Albright from officiating any future swim meets and has placed him on “restricted” status.

The Times Herald-Record report says undercover FBI agents and other law enforcement officers got a search warrant and then searched Albright’s home. The officers discovered that “Albright had numerous images and video files depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit activity, which he kept on a public peer-to-peer file sharing network,” per the report.

If convicted, Albright will face a minimum of 5 years in prison and a maximum of 20. He would also have to register as a sex offender.

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Jared Anderson just can’t stay away from the pool. A competitive career of almost two decades wasn’t enough for this Minnesotan, who continues to get his daily chlorine fix. A lifelong lover of writing, Jared now combines the two passions as Senior Reporter for SwimSwam.com, covering swimming at every level. He’s an …

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