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A respected track coach in the Massachusetts town of Wellesley has been arrested and charged for the possession and distribution of child pornography. Walter Johnson, 71, served as the assistant track coach at Wellesley High after working for more than 20 years as a track coach at Harvard University. But authorities say the trusted coach lived a double life, trading and transmitting child pornography on the website Craigslist, according to NECN.
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Wellesley High, Harvard Track Coach Accused Of Child Pornography
Authorities say that Walter Johnson has now admitted to having distributed and possessed child pornography. Police were directed to Johnson's home after becoming aware of a Craigslist user who was sharing illicit images and videos online. Johnson was fired by the school district overseeing affairs at Wellesley High School soon after the charges were filed.
Johnson served as a men's and women's track coach at Harvard between 1982 and 2006. Following his employment at Harvard, Johnson moved on to work as the assistant track coach at Wellesley High School in Wellesley, Massachusetts. He also served as a special education assistant at Wellesley Middle School.