Ex-Chariho coach indicted on child porn charges

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A former Chariho High School assistant soccer coach has been indicted by a federal grand jury on child pornography charges.

The U.S. Attorney's office in Rhode Island said a three-count indictment was returned Wednesday charging Glen Matteson with receipt, possession and distribution of child pornography.

Prosecutors say the 52-year-old from Richmond also faces state charges of indecent solicitation of a child and possession of child pornography. Those charges were brought by the Richmond police department.

Matteson was arrested by local police in February. Authorities began investigating after a parent reported that his juvenile son had received inappropriate text messages from the coach.

Matteson appeared in U.S. District Court Wednesday and was released on unsecured bond.

A working telephone listing for him could not be found Wednesday.

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8/8/2012 6:26:43 PM (GMT -4:00)