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Minnesota State-Mankato Football Coach Charged With Possession of Child Pornography

Minnesota State-Mankato football coach Todd Hoffner, 46, won a ruling in court on Tuesday but still faces two counts of child pornography.

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Coach Facing Porn Charges At MSU-Mankato Wins Court Ruling

Facing two counts of child pornography, Minnesota State University Mankato head football coach Todd Hoffner won a ruling in court on Tuesday that will allow his attorney to review the prosecution's key piece of video evidence, according to Richard Meryhew of the Star Tribune.

The 46-year-old Hoffner was charged in August for possessing videos that allegedly feature children engaging in sexual acts on his school-appointed cellphone. Though a search of Hoffner's home, computer and car did not turn up any further evidence in the case, the prosecution looks to be in possession of some extremely damning video evidence for the fifth-year coach.

Hoffner is currently on paid leave while the school investigates the matter, while the team will continue to turn to assistant coach Aaron Keen on the field. Hoffner's next court appearance is set for Oct. 31.

Stay with this StoryStream for more news on Hoffner's case, and be sure to visit SB Nation's college football hub for more coverage from around the nation.

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Wife Of Mankato Coach Facing Child Pornography Allegations Says Charges Are 'Ridiculous'

Minnesota State University in Mankato football coach Todd Hoffner was charged with possession of child pornography and using minors in a sexual performance last week, charges his wife called "ridiculous and baseless."

Hoffner was charged after information technology employees found sexually suggestive videos on his school-issued cell phone. Videos Hoffner's wife said were simply the family having fun.

"My family does what every family does - we take videos and pictures of our kids in all their craziness," Melodee Hoffner said Monday, according to the Star Tribune. "I assure you our children have not been exploited or abused - they are healthy physically, mentally and emotionally; and have normal relationships with friends, family and teachers."

Authorities are now conducting further investigations to determine the nature of the photos. Part of that investigation will be detectives attempting to determine if the videos were kept secret. Melodee Hoffner said investigators will find nothing illegal.

In the meantime, Todd Hoffner has been put on administrative leave while the legal situation is sorted out.

For more on the situation, check out this StorySteam and follow SB Nation Minnesota on Twitter.

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Former Schools Investigating Mankato Football Coach Facing Child Pornography Charges

Previous employers are reviewing the conduct of Minnesota State-Mankato football coach Todd Hoffner following his recent arrest on felony charges of child pornography, as Richard Meryhew of the Star Tribune reports.

Hoffner was arrested in Eagle Lake, Minn., last week after allegations were first made.

According to Meryhew, officials at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and University of South Dakota have began to comb over the coach's old cell phone and computer records. Hoffner was the head coach at Eau-Claire from 1999 to 2005, and the offensive coordinator at South Dakota from 2005 to 2008.

Hoffner is on paid administrative leave while his legal situation is sorted out. He posted $40,000 bail last week after his court hearing, where it was explained that a university IT professional found videos of nude children dancing on the coach's school-issued phone.

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Minnesota State Football Coach Todd Hoffner Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

Minnesota State University football coach Todd Hoffner was charged Wednesday with possession of child pornography and use of minors in a sexual performance, one day after being arrested on suspicion of the crimes. He is currently being held on $40,000 bond, an amount that could be reduced if he complies with certain conditions.

According to the Mankato, Minn., Free Press, university information technology employees discovered three sexually suggestive videos on Hoffner's school-issued cell phone while attempting to fix the phone. Upon discovering the videos, the IT employees contacted local authorities, who started the investigation. All three videos featured Hoffner's children in little to no clothing, in some performing suggestive acts, according to the police report. The children in the videos refer to the camera operator as "dad," and investigators used social media to confirm the subjects are indeed Hoffner's children.

Hoffner's attorney, James Fleming, told reporters that the videos were "private family moments that were videotaped."

"There's nothing in there that's graphic or sexually exploitive or anything along those lines," he added.

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Minnesota State-Mankato Football Coach Arrested For Child Pornography Suspicions, According To Report

Minnesota State-Mankato football coach Todd Hoffner, 46, was taken to jail on Tuesday afternoon on child pornography allegations.

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