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Livermore soccer coach arrested on suspicion of possessing/distributing child porn

Original post made by Alan, Downtown, on Aug 27, 2010




In the process of "background checks" for teachers coaches and the lack of such fro Pastors and Youth Ministers, I think there is a false sense of security.

Fact is that 99.999% of child molesters have never been caught. What is wrong with our society? The molesters have no economic or religious boundaries and many are the most trusted folks in any community. Further its not just males and these people most often have jobs working with children.

Weather it be Karate, soccer, music lessons, church activities, summer camp, etc. it's most often encouraged that parents leave their children "alone" in these environments?

Doesn't seem like any amount of education or making children aware of boundaries etc. stops any of this.

Is there any solution or can anyone help me understand?

Livermore soccer coach arrested on suspicion of possessing/distributing child porn
By Sophia Kazmi
Contra Costa Times
Posted: 08/26/2010 06:00:53 PM PDT
Updated: 08/27/2010 06:25:45 AM PDT


LIVERMORE -- Police arrested a Livermore girl's soccer coach Thursday afternoon on suspicion of possessing and distributing child pornography.

Dozens of graphic child pornography images were found on David Garrison's computer during a search of his home Thursday in the 1600 block of Altamar Way, said Livermore Police Sgt. Paul Mayer. The serving of a search warrant was the culmination of a three-month investigation.

None of the photos, which appeared to have been downloaded and traded on the Internet, appear to depict local children, Mayer said. However, he said, investigators are still examining them.

Garrison, 45, was taken to Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, where he is being held in lieu of $40,000 bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in a Pleasanton courtroom.

Garrison has coached soccer for 8-year-old girls since the spring, said Brent Koch, president of the Livermore Youth Soccer League. Koch said he learned of the arrest around 2 p.m. Thursday.

Garrison has been removed from a coaching position. The league is notifying parents and will meet with parents about the next steps for the team, Koch said.

All coaches and staff go through a background check done through the state Department of Justice, which Garrison passed, Koch said.

"This is obviously a complete shock to all of us," he said.

Mayer asks anyone with information to call him at 925-371-4733.

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Posted by Kara
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 27, 2010 at 3:29 pm

I can't understand it either. A lot of parents do leave their children at extra-curricular activities & I feel that if they are encouraging you to leave that is a bad sign. I could never do that myself. I don't even let my son go into the men's bathroom alone unless I check first to make sure there is no one in there. Everyone should regularly remind their children that their bodies are for no one but themselves. Mine is 8 years old and now when I start in on "the talk" he stops me and says ya, ya, ya mom I know then he reiterates exactly what I always say before I can say it again. I also make sure to tell him that he would never get in trouble for telling me anything & that even if someone threatens me, he can still tell me because no one can ever hurt me. Children are most of the time threatened and told that their parents will be hurt or that their parents will not believe them or will be mad at them and that is how sickos get the child to do what they want. We as a parent need to regularly remind our children that they will never get in trouble for telling the truth. Even if the truth may not be favorable.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Sep 2, 2010 at 11:17 am

i agree...besides...you're the parent and you're the responsible party, not a child.


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