Former Missouri youth soccer coach sentenced for videotaping girls

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A former youth soccer coach in a Kansas City suburb was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for secretly videotaping young girls on his team while they changed clothes.

The U.S. Attorney’s office says 41-year-old Joel While was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty last summer to three counts of attempting to produce child pornography. He videotaped the girls on his team in Lee’s Summit.

White coached girls soccer teams in the under-12 and under-15 age divisions for the Lee’s Summit Soccer Association.

White admitted he taped about 11 girls, who were 11- and 12-years-old, as they were changing in a bedroom at his home. The tapings occurred about 10 to 15 times. He also admitted inappropriately touching one girl while she slept at his home.

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