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Coach is held on child porn charge

September 04, 2008|Tony Barboza

A substitute teacher and youth soccer coach was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of possessing child pornography, authorities said.

Federal agents and local law enforcement officials arrested George Harcourt Bull, 58, at his Lake Forest condo about 2 p.m. after finding numerous photos of prepubescent boys on his computer, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said.

An Arizona father in June tipped authorities that his 13-year-old son had been exchanging sexually explicit instant messages and text messages and having Web-cam sessions with someone who used the screen name "joeycal," which was traced to Bull.

When investigators interviewed Bull at his home Friday, he conceded that he collected child pornography and turned over his computer, according to a federal affidavit.

Authorities found on the computer three photos of Bull and an elderly white man with young Latino boys and believe Bull may have had sex with them.

Bull told investigators he is a substitute teacher for special-needs children at Esperanza High School in Mission Viejo and a coach and youth referee coordinator for the American Youth Soccer Organization.

-- Tony Barboza

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