Hoover coach charged with child porn

James Edward Corbitt (source Shelby County Jail)
James Edward Corbitt (source Shelby County Jail)

HOOVER, AL (WBRC) - A veteran junior high school coach has been charged with secretly filming 12-year-old boys getting in and out of the shower at his apartment and possessing child pornography.

The FBI, in court documents filed Thursday, said James Edward Corbitt, 34, a 7th-grade football and basketball coach at Bumpus Middle School, admitted to using a hidden video camera to secretly record two underage boys getting in and out of the shower.  In addition, Corbitt said he used an online file sharing service to upload 16,000 pictures or videos of child pornography.

FBI agents say they found thousands of pictures on Corbitt's home computer when the searched his apartment Wednesday.

According to the school's website, Corbitt has been a coach for nine years. He's currently listed as a boys basketball and football coach at Bumpus Middle School.

According to the court documents, authorities began investigating Corbitt in October 2009 when an undercover FBI agent received child pornography from Corbitt through a peer-to-peer file-sharing service.  The undercover agent connected to Corbitt's computer and discovered Corbitt was sharing more than 16,000 files.

After further investigations, a search warrant was obtained on Monday and executed on Wednesday.  Court documents said Corbitt was interviewed at work on Wednesday where he admitted to possessing the child pornography.

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