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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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