Former Hoover coach indicted on child porn charges - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Former Hoover coach indicted on child porn charges

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

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A federal grand jury Wednesday indicated a former part-time Hoover middle school coach on child pornography charges.

U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, in a statement to FOX6 News, said James Edward Corbitt, 34, of Hoover, was indicted on three charges of receiving, distributing and possessing child pornography.

Corbitt was arrested March 31st after federal agents executed a search warrant where they recovered a computer and computer hard drives. The FBI, in court documents, said Corbitt, 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.

Vance said Corbitt was not was not coaching for the school at the time of his arrest.

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.

Corbitt remained in custody in the Shelby County Jail pending trial.

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